God’s Word has been a comfort to all who have spent any time consuming it. For those who’ve spent more than a few minutes in it, however, it has also undoubtedly been quite unsettling. Seeing one’s sinful self in light of God’s holiness can hardly be settling! In John Stott’s book, “Basic Christianity,” he asserts that we should find comfort not in the fact that God has spoken, but in the fact that He has acted in our behalf. The death of Jesus was no accident… it was ordained from the moment God set His mind on loving His greatest Creation–YOU!
“The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead-whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.” Acts 5:30