2018 – SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
THE GLORIOUS INTENTION
“But we are all like an unclean thing,
And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;
We all fade as a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind,
Have taken us away.”
To find God’s forgiveness you must return to God in humility and honesty about your lost condition.
God has a glorious intention for you.
1. WE ARE ALL UNCLEAN THINGS
We are all born into sin because of Adam’s disobedience.
It is in our DNA.
To deny your sinful state is the beginning of insanity.
2. OUR SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS LIKE A FILTHY RAG
Sadly our feeble attempts to live a good life are like putting pure white silk sheets on a sewer.
God is not fooled by our attempts at self justification.
3. WE ALL FADE FROM THE GLORIOUS INTENTION
God had a glorious intention for mankind when he created Adam and Eve.
We were to be His rulers over all things on earth.
We were to be His special creation and the focus of His divine love.
We are still His glorious intention.
When we turn away from God we fade from the glory He has for us.
4. OUR INIQUITY CARRIES US AWAY FROM GOD
All sin and disobedience carries you further away from God. The further we drift, the more we self justify.
Listen to a sinner self justify – it is absurd.
5. GOD HAS A PLAN TO RESTORE YOU. John 10:10
Jesus said, “I am come that you might have eternal life – and that in glorious abundance.”
God restores everyone who believes on His Son Jesus as their saviour from their sinfulness. He restores us back to His glorious intention.
Christianity is going from glory to glory – until He returns in all glory.