Nov 27, 2007

The Persons God Uses

Psalm 102 is a powerful Psalm that describes the type of person God uses.

v. 1 says, "I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing praise."

The first thing that sets the people God uses apart from others is that they are a people of praise.

That they are a people of praise means one significant thing. They are praising because they are daily experiencing God’s power at work in their lives. If they were to sing praises and didn't have a reason to praise, we'd call such people either crazy or liars.

There are two things in particular that he is praising God for: for God’s love and for God’s justice.

God is worthy of praise because of His great love.
  • God knows what is in the heart of every man and woman and yet God still loves us.
  • God knows what we are all capable of and yet God still loves us.
  • God knows the things we have done and the things we have left undone and God still loves us.
  • God still hopes the best for us and God loves us through the ugliness of sin.
God loves us in such a way because it is this kind of love which transforms people. It expects the best of us and yet still gives us room to mess up because we are going to mess up.

God’s love is so awesome! God 's love is so great!

The second thing that distinguishes the person God uses is that this person praises God for is His great justice. God is absolutely fair and God is absolutely just. This means that there is no sin that God will overlook. God will hold people accountable for their sins.

But God knows that we can never be perfect and so God sent Jesus to pay for our sin. And because Jesus has paid the debt of sin, we are free. We are free to praise. We are free to choose God. We will not do it perfectly, but because our sin has already been dealt with, we are free to live for God.

And this is the reason why we praise God for His great love and for His great justice.

Our God is an awesome God!

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