Is God pleased?

Isaiah 43:1-2, But now, this is what the Lord says – ‘He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; its flames will not set you ablaze.’

     Too often the question arises in our minds how can God be pleased when I come into His presence? I know I really do not have much to offer. I am not a big wheel in any stretch of the imagination. As a matter of fact, I probably will never have honorable mention among my peers. I know all that I can do is humble myself at the feet of Jesus and give Him praise for saving me from a life of sin.

     If this really is your attitude, you probably are miles ahead in the mind of Christ. There is no scripture where Jesus gives praise for so called big wheels but many times He was counted with the transgressors.

Luke 22:37, It is written! ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.’

     This is not referring to willful sinners but that the elite Pharisees were looking down on the common folk who were following Jesus with a whole heart.

     Which crowd do you prefer? I know who I want to stand with.

 God Bless, Pastor Roger 


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