Tuesday afternoon I was discouraged. The person I was supposed to meet for a spiritual conversation didn't show up, I was already tired from a full day of work, and my evening job was going to start in a few minutes.
So I opened my Bible app and began reading in Philippians. Then I found a verse that made perfect sense of my own situation. "Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has actually resulted in the advance of the gospel." Philippians 1:12 Pa
And I do too. God loves you - which is pretty surprising. Stop for a moment and be reminded.
You were a dirty rotten sinner. You had rebelled for years against God and His perfect design for the world. "Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it" was true about you to your core.
But WHILE YOU were still a sinner Christ died for you.
He died a horrible, tortured death. And in those instants of His pain God poured out all of the judgement we deserved on Him. He bore in His own bod