June 23, 2009

The Only Good News

Who of us would dare to stand before God and say, "My God, judge me as I have judged others"? We have judged others as sinners— if God should judge us in the same way, we would be condemned to hell. Yet God judges us on the basis of the miraculous atonement by the Cross of Christ.
Oswald Chambers - My Utmost For His Highest: June 22 Devotional
How true this is. We never seem to apply the same standard to others that is applied to us. That's the bad news. Others never apply the same standard to themselves that they would apply to us. That's more bad news.

God is loving, merciful, patient and gracious. He never treats us like we treat each other.

That is the only good news here today.