Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bitteness and then Sweetness!

Great pastor and author Thomas Watson wrote "Until we taste the bitterness of our sin, we cannot taste the sweetness of God's grace."

How true this statement is. Truth that is not regarded as necessary, is truly disregarded. But when we taste the foulness of our thoughts, words, behavior, and actions, in light of what God says, and we taste our own sin as foul, then the amazing message of the gospel, the death of Christ to atone for our sin, becomes very sweet! Then we can begin to understand the many different hymns and verses "Amazing love, how can it be, that Thou my God, shoulds't die for me" and of course "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me..."

Go and meet with God today, ask Him to make known to you your own sin, and the bitterness of it, and then ask Him to make known to you the sweetness of His death defying love. Then worship God for His amazing love and grace made known to you.

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