Pastor's Pen 8.29.2021
"Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting"
When it comes to "cross examination" in a legal case, litigants are asked probing questions. This is the concept David uses in Psalm 139 when using the word - "search".
God knows everything there is to know about us. Our every move, motivation, mistake, mindset and myriads of other details. This knowledge, however, does not bring judgment upon us. Why?
Because of the cross!
Jesus took all our sins and unrighteousness upon Himself on the cross! Coming to Him and receiving Him as our Savior allows us to be in right relationship with God. This is "cross examination"!
At the cross we have been cleansed of all unrighteousness and the condemnation it brings. At the cross we find restoration and the way everlasting. At the cross we have been "cross examined" and pardoned through the blood of Jesus!
So today we can rejoice that we are known by God as His beloved children. We long for His "cross examination" which changes our story for His glory!
We revel in the relationship made possible by His grace!
What wonders abound because of the cross!
Pastor Rick Meyers
Pastor Rick, I received this from an email from Julie. Can you send me the info in how I can get this , Pastor pen. I also would like to read Pastor Aaron's notes on his sermons, possibly before he preachs, so I can follow better before hand.
Thank you 💕.