Matthew 18 Who Is the Greatest? 18 At that time[a] the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them. 3 “I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted[b] and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like […]
Romans 5:20-6:11 (NIV) 20 The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ 1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on […]
King Uzziah’s sin was in the casual was he attempted to approach God. He thought that he had the right to bypass the priests and go directly to God. He thought that he could bypass the brazen alter (for the confession / forgiveness of sin) and enter into the presence of God. Isaiah is a massive contrast. As he realized that he was in the presence of God – the King of Kings, his first response was confession. As disciples of Jesus we dare not enter His presence casually – we must always be ready to confess sin.