Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your radiance.
Isaiah 60:3 HCSB
Can you tell who God is? Would you be ab!e to point Him out in a crowd? Does He stand out from among the other gods? The God’s of the nations fail them, and yet continually ask for appeasement. Sacrifice to us, they say, and we will give you blessings. But God doesn’t ask to be appeased. God has already paid the price for sin. What He asks for is your heart, your faith, and your devotion . With the other gods, all they wanted was a sheep or an ox, or even occasionally a young virgin. But doesn’t want something you give Him. He doesn’t want your money. He wants your heart. and believe me when I say it is so much easier to give Him money.
For the brightness and light that attracts us to Him are the very things that intimidate us, His holiness for one. His purity for another. With God there is no winking at sin, no “That’s ok, everybody does it” mentality. God demands absolute purity from us. His light freelancer dark corner in our lives and sin will not be tolerated. But as moths we are drawn to this beauty in Him while at the same time our sins cause us revulsion. We are both drawn and desire to run away and hide. As Paul once remarked, “I wretched man that I am, who will save me from this body of death?”
But God, knowing our wretched condition, sent His Son to.l ive as one of us, to die a human death for each of us, to pay in blood the sacrifice necessary to save us from our sins. And He did. And so you can believe in Him and gain forgiveness. He extends freely His grace which covers our sins completely. So that instead of shrinking away from Him, we may with boldness enter the throne room of grace.This God is so much better than any other, because He doesn’t want your stuff. He wants you.
Would today be the day you put down your guard, your cloak of shame and sin, and welcome the love and grace He has to share with you today? He doesn’t invite you tomorrow, or even yesterday. He invited you now, this moment, to embrace His free gift of grace through your belief in Jesus Christ, His Son. Won’t you come?