Thursday, February 13, 2014

day no. 12,897: the song of God's servant Moses and the song of the Lamb‏

Happy birthday LAUREN!

Revelation 15:3-4

3 They sang the song of God’s servant Moses and the song of the Lamb:
Great and awe-inspiring are Your works,
Lord God, the Almighty;
righteous and true are Your ways,
King of the Nations.
4 Lord, who will not fear
and glorify Your name?
Because You alone are holy,
for all the nations will come
and worship before You
because Your righteous acts
have been revealed.
I think I may write a song by putting some of this to music and perhaps drawing in more text or context from Deuteronomy 32 (the song of Moses which he taught Israel.).
God is righteous and true and worthy of praise. If we read Revelation and feel that perhaps He is going TOO far or being TOO severe in His wrath, we betray Him. We take sin’s side against Him.  We demonstrate that we don’t think sin is that BIG of a deal. It’s bad, but not THAT bad. Just like me, right? I’m not perfect, but I’m not that bad, am I?
It is either SO BAD that Jesus’ perfect blood is required and the only way possible to resolve it OR God is here in the wrong to go as far as He does in punishing wickedness. It is excessive and hot-headed.
Either Jesus suffers for you or you suffer yourself.
Those are the two options available.
It isn’t that God is so horrible as to do this to sinners, it is that He is so gracious and kind as to have sent and observed His Son endure cruelty and mockery and pain and torture and suffering so that He could in justice and love provide a way for us to be redeemed.
That is the Gospel.
That is worth writing songs about forever.

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