His glory…not mine

Current Series / March 22, 2008

For some reason, we seem to have fallen for this crazy idea that Jesus died exclusively for us; that humanity was the sole purpose of God’s sacrifice.

We couldn’t be more wrong. And when we’re mistaken on this key foundational belief, the entire trajectory of our life is misaligned.

I guess it makes us feel pretty good to imagine God sitting around His apartment, like a lonely old bachelor, waiting to accommodate the every need of humanity.

To the contrary, God’s purpose is not us, but Him.

Everything (and I mean everything) exists for the God’s glory.

When God speaks, creation reverberates. When God judges, nations tremble. When God exists, angels sing. And when God sacrifices, humanity repents.

Jesus’ sacrifice merely demonstrated the depth of God’s character. And fortunately, our salvation is the product the flawless love and justice of God.

God’s exclusive purpose is His own glory, nothing less. Our salvation is the mere product of God purpose.

My forgiveness glorifies Him, not me.

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Dave Milam
Dave Milam is a pastor, communicator and the founder of One Life Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a a gifted communicator Dave's right brained style of delivery helps his listener connect and remember God's truth in a uniquely visual way. Connect with Dave on Google+

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on March 26, 2008

Okay…if you’re the person who just posted two very good scriptures and called yourself “A Friend:” (1 Timothy 1:14-16 & John 17:22-23) I read them and thought they were amazing. (which is what I generally think after reading God’s Word)

But I have deleted your comment because you didn’t put your real name. My true “friends” don’t have any problem telling me who they are. SERIOUSLY…no anonymous comments on this site!

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