Invitation & Satisfaction

Humans often create gods that are just like themselves. Our imagined gods are often irrational, vindictive, and prone to outbursts of anger. The Greek pantheon of gods proves this. They act more like characters in a modern soap opera than rulers we would want ruling the universe. We tend to anthropomorphize God with our flawed imaginations, so we expect the one, true God to act like us. We expect Him to be prone to rage. When He warns of judgment, we expect that doom to come swiftly and surely. But thinking like this is to forget the simplicity of God. God isn’t the sum of His parts or attributes. He is everything that He is always and all at once. That means that God’s wrath and justice against sin operate with His mercy and love. We see evidence of that at the end of Revelation. Chapters 6-19 are full of descriptions of God’s judgment. Still, in Revelation 22 God pleads with people to come. In this pleading, God expresses the blessings that come to those who turn to Him. He articulates the satisfaction of a life without fear of judgment that rests in His goodness. The judgment is real, but so is the mercy. God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. So let’s be thankful for His mercy that calls us out of our sin and rebellion. Let’s also call others to join us while the invitation is open. It’s not all doom and gloom, especially for those who will come. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! –Pastor Rory

Sunday at Liberty

9AM: Can We Understand Christ? (part 1)–Psalm 110:1-7

10AM: Pastor Nate–Invitation & Satisfaction–Revelation 22:14-21 (sermon notes)

6PM: Evening Gathering @ The Waters–Clean Garments–Zechariah 3

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