Originally posted by buckky
I have a feeling that my sin's are a petty matter compared to the big picture. What could a small nothing speck like myself do that is soo horrible that the Lord of all Creation would be upset over ? I think the idea of this God sitting in judgement might just be a misconception. In the beginning there was nothing but God. Out of nothing but God came everythi ...[text shortened]... the universe is God. Pure intelligence is all there is. Maybe. I'm only speculating of course.
I have a feeling that my sin's are a petty matter compared to the big picture.
I consider that this great God is also a God of tremendous minute attention to small details. Christ said that the hairs on our head were numbered. And the Old Testament says that God knew all the names of the stars.
When I pluck out a hair from my head, God knows which number it is. And of the billions of stars in the universe, He has a name for each one.
So I believe the big picture is made up of little pictures and this One keeps track of both. Such wonderful attention to detail works for us very positively too.
What could a small nothing speck like myself do that is soo horrible that the Lord of all Creation would be upset over ?
In the fabric of eternity the microcosm of my minutest action has a place. This same Creator of galaxies and local groups of galaxies is the One overseeing quarks, electrons, atoms, etc.
We should therefore not consider that we and what we do is of no significance.
Such giveness to the big picture as well as the micro picture works on our behalf. It does not just work against us if we sin. It works for us in our healing and moment to moment comfort and peace. He can cleanse and comfort us on a "molecular" level. The conscious and the subconscious down to the most minute detail can be nourished and healed by Christ.
I think the idea of this God sitting in judgement might just be a misconception.
You yourself say you have a sense of being a filthy sinner. The question I think is, do you want God to throw away His righteousness and just forgive you in a loose way?
Do you want God to involve Himself in forgiving you unrighteously?
Do you want God to implicate Himself in releasing you from responsibility?
Do you want God to forgive you irresponsibly at the expense of His perfection?
If you answer "Yes" you are being honest. Me too. You see, we sinners don't CARE how we get forgiven by God, just as long as we get forgiven. If God tosses away His perfect holiness to forgive us, we don't care.
We are like the thief who steals money. He doesn't care HOW he gets the money as long as he gets it. The procedure doesn't matter. The method, he couldn't care less about. Just as long as we are returned to God, we don't care how it happens.
This is our human problem. We want God to justify at the expense of His dignity, His righteous procedure, and His majesty which our sins have insulted.
We just want His love. We do not want Him to be just or righteous. Do you know that some forms of forgiveness are unrighteous ?
God has not overlooked our sins in a sloppy way, irrresponsibly as we would like.
God has judged our sins in the death of Christ on our behalf. Justice has been imputed on the cross on the sinner's behalf.
The "filthy sinner" can say 'God, all of my filthy sins have already been judged by you on the cross of Calvary in the death of Christ on my behalf."
It seems as "free forgiveness". But to God there is no such thing. There is no forgiveness without punishment, without justice.
This is His righteous procedure. He will not forgive us without the judgment of our sins. And Christ died on our behalf to accomplish that.
In the beginning there was nothing but God. Out of nothing but God came everything. Everything just might be God. The stuff of the universe is God. Pure intelligence is all there is. Maybe. I'm only speculating of course.