Outraged at Human Suffering or at Sin against God?

Pastor John, on the DG blog:

If the interviewer says, “That seems a bit harsh, to bring the whole creation under the judgment of suffering and death, including little children, because of one man’s sin?” we answer,

“That is how outrageous sin against an infinitely wise and good and holy God is. We don’t measure the outrage of our suffering by how insignificant we think sin is; we measure the outrage of sin by the scope of suffering.

The really amazing thing is that you and I, as sinners, are sitting here talking, when we deserve to be in hell. God is remarkably patient. And he gave his Son to die in our place so that everyone who believes may escape from this judgment and have eternal life.”

What a strong answer.

Let us be more outraged at our own sin against a holy God rather than our own pain compared to each other! Let be amazed at the grace of God than at this temporary suffering! Let us be awakened to the beauty of Jesus to come and take on our sin’s penalty, die for it, and live again!

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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