By John Thiel, mp3
Does your soul become thrilled through and through every time you hear the name of Jesus? The only way in which this can happen is when we discover our wretchedness and His amazing love towards a wretch like me. When we realise this it sends a thrill through our soul because we discover the amazing physician that could heal a sin wrecked being. That is why Jesus spoke about the publican and the Pharisee. The one who went away was the Pharisee. Why didn’t the publican go away? The publican remained with Jesus because he was a sinner and he knew it and he accepted the blessings of God. The Pharisee on the other hand thought he was alright and because he thought he was alright, he could not sense that amazing love that God had for him. Humanity is sin sick. A deadly malady is upon the human race and only those who know this will seek for the remedy, the physician. A description is made of the condition of Gods church and the world. God is speaking to his own people who were under the prophet Isaiah. In verse 4 he mentions our sinful nature – a people laden with iniquity.
Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. 5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. 6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head [there is] no soundness in it; [but] wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
This is God’s vision of the human family. There needs to be a remedy for this condition. Where can we find such a remedy? Read the rest of this entry