Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness. – Psalms 29:2 NIV
Our God is awesome! He is holy, pure, and without sin. Jesus is our king, our counselor, and our best friend. Salvation is not a mistake or the Heavenly Father punishing His one and only son for no reason.
God loves us so much that He gave His only son so that we might live.
Even with His glorious sacrifice, some people don’t acknowledge that Jesus is our God. Life for those who don’t know Jesus must feel nasty, brutish, and short, as Hobbes had noted about the state of nature of man.
But we know that God is a God of purpose. Yes, we may encounter hardship during this lifetime. Some of the early disciples of Jesus had short lives, often ending as a martyr. Fortunately for us, the Lord doesn’t require all of us to become martyrs. He has a divine purpose for all of us. Amen.