Posts Tagged ‘ Savior ’

Advent 2022 – Day 13: Isaiah 40:15-17

Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust. Lebanon would not suffice for fuel, nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering. All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.

Isaiah 40:15-17, ESV

At Advent, we look back at why Jesus had to come, that He came, and then that He will come again.

Our sins have stacked up to heaven, deeper and more vile than we could know.

We think that our sin is basically nothing, but we are so good and important.

Our sin is greater than we think, having separated us from the God of the universe.

Even our scientists can see and admit that on our little planet in this vast universe we are insignificant, our planet comparable to an electron in an atom.

Compared to God, we are even smaller, still thinking we can do anything that can appease His wrath for our sin.

Our planet barely registers as dust on the scales of God’s justice.

We are like nothing.

Yet, God came to us, showing us the depth of His grace and love, becoming like one of us on this dust mite of a planet.

We therefore prepare ourselves by admitting we don’t understand as much as we think we do, turning to our Creator and Savior who makes us worthy.

May we seek the Lord who has no reason to consider us, yet He still loves us and saves us.

VerseD: Psalm 34:19

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 34:19, ESV

We like to think we can handle all life throws at us, but often the world mistreats the people doing what is right. Thankfully, our God and Savior warned us, prepares us, and redeems us, giving us hope for eternal life with Him, finally free from pain and worry.

VerseD: 1 Samuel 2:2

“There is none holy like the Lord: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.”

1 Samuel 2:2, ESV

We must get over ourselves and this world. We are not in control nor able to save ourselves.

There is one God, our sovereign King, Creator, and Savior.

VerseD: John 1:29

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1:29, ESV

We don’t always see Jesus coming, but we can help others recognize the Savior we all need.

VerseD: Luke 19:38

saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Luke 19:38, ESV

Our Savior has come, and our great King is coming again bringing the full peace of heaven as he restores all things.

VerseD: Amos 5:24

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Amos 5:24, ESV

On our own, we seek our own glory and rightness.

Yet, when we confess our need for the Savior – the justice brought at the cross and the righteousness only given in Christ – we are changed to seeking God’s glory by His standard.

VerseD: Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:105, ESV

Scripture reveals the truth of who we are (sinners in need of a Savior, yet made in His image), who God is (our Creator and Savior), and what He has done and will do (saved us and is coming again to judge).

VerseD: Luke 2:11

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:11, ESV

Our God has come to save us from our sin and separation. He became humble and weak to redeem us from our weakness, to die to save us from death, as a commoner to make us heirs of the King of all.

VerseD: Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14, ESV

A blessed and upright young woman was given the impossible task of raising the Son of God who would take away her and all our sin.

Imagine the joyous burden and faith.

VerseD: Mark 9:23

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”

Mark 9:23, ESV

Our God is one who can heal and save to the uttermost.

Have faith in Christ, our Savior and healer of our souls.