Lord’s Day, December 1, 2019

2 Chronicles 31:1-21; Ezekiel 47:1-23; 1 John 1:1-2:11

As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Ezekiel 33:11

God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Yet, to our amazement we read in Isaiah 53:10 that “it pleased the Lord to bruise him”. Him, in whom was His delight; His eternal companion; His beloved Son, in whom He was well pleased! Behold and wonder, to what depths God was willing to go and what price He was willing to pay to save us! As we think on these things, may our hearts be stirred to worship Him who bought us at such a price. —Carl Knott

Sinners, turn: why will you die?
God, your Saviour, asks you why.
God, who did your souls retrieve,
Died Himself, that you might live. —Charles Wesley