#PsalmSunday: Psalm 53

Today's Psalm, Psalm 53:2-3 reminds me of the redeeming hope we have in Christ, prophesied about in Isaiah 59:14-16, "Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him."

I'm so very grateful to our Father God who reminds us of who He is, and who we are in the light of His holiness. Which is why the Gospel is truly the greatest news anyone can ever hear. To know that I am completely unable and helpless to save myself from the righteous wrath of God, He sent His one and only Son to suffer and die in my stead, leaves me awestruck and humbled.

May we never forget who God is, who we are, and what we've been saved from. May we never forget that we are part of the all that have fallen away, the together we have become corrupt, and the none does good, not even one. May we never take lightly the great sacrifice that was made by Christ our Lord, so that we might become the righteousness of God through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

"How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss -
The Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory." ~Stuart Townend