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A God who pleads

30 Jan

2Cor 5:20 – “Now then, we are ambassadors of Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”

The humility of God is truly astounding. He’s sovereign. Completely sovereign. He is under no obligation whatsoever to let us have our way with anything in our lives. What God wants, God is completely able to get, and He could easily make anything happen that He wants to. And yet we see Him here, pleading, asking, imploring His own creation. He is so passionate about winning the hearts of His people in voluntary love that He pleads with those He has the right to command.

I think John Wesley summed it up incredibly well:

Did the judge ever beseech a condemned criminal to accept of pardon?  Does the creditor ever beseech a ruined debtor to receive an acquittance in full?  Yet our almighty Lord, and our eternal Judge, not only vouchsafes to offer these blessings, but invites us, entreats us, and, with the most tender importunity, solicits us, not to reject them.

His tenderness is truly amazing. How could we help but love Him back?

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3 Comments

Posted by on January 30, 2007 in 2 Corinthians, Bible

 

3 responses to “A God who pleads

  1. tracy enos

    February 2, 2007 at 10:30 am

    This post has seemed to stick with me for the past few days. He is so amazing. The image of an all-powerful, selfsufficent (is that spelled correct?), and transendent God pleading with tiny, broken, wicked human beings is one that cuts your straight to the heart.

    Tracy

     
  2. Amanda Beattie

    February 2, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    It’s one that cuts straight to the heart, *and* totally blows your mind. His ways are so much higher than ours!

    (And self-sufficient has a hyphen in it, in case you still cared about that.) 😀

     
  3. Brandon Chavez

    February 4, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Great meditation, He bought our pardon with His own blood, and pleads with us to accept it..that verse “He who was rich, but for our sakes became poor” that messes me up! In His poverty He comes to us from the cross and pleads with us to partake of His blood and body…wow.

    (Hey Tracy, it’s Brandon, we traded notes and stuff at the ihopkc bookstore, i gave you the allen, shelly and corey classes and you gave me notes that’s i’m still studying to this very day…how are you, do you have the new corey book, amazing!)

     

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