Without justice and judgment, sin would go unpunished. It's these attributes of God we tend to shy away from that are essential to punishing evil. We do deserve the wrath of God because of our sin, but God loved us so much that he made a way for atonement. Jesus became the justifier—he bore all our sins and took on the wrath of God for us. What an incredible God we serve!
1/1000th of your day is 86 seconds.
If you invite God into even a fraction of your day, you could be transformed.
If you’re interested in quick encouragements, then you will enjoy our 86 Seconds videos. Each one is a mini-devotional from Gary Wilkerson as he points out simple but profound truths in scripture that can change the way we approach each day. These reminders of the Word’s power will help you live as salt and light to the world.
Start giving 86 seconds of undivided attention to Jesus today.
We often ignore the justice of God while building a view of him that we are personally comfortable with. But it's important to know about his wrath and just nature to fully know our amazing God.
If we're not careful, we will eliminate parts of God we don't like and by doing that, repaint the image of God. One attribute we often ignore is his justice, which defines that he not only does right, but he is right. Justice shouldn't be eliminated from God's attributes; it's his justice that protects and vindicates his people.
Those with a high view of God are worshippers, obedient and seek holiness. Those with a low view of God are wrapped up in the world and wrestle with sin patterns. Wondering where you might fall? To have a low view of God is to pick and choose the attributes of God you prefer, like love and mercy over wrath and judgment. But to have that high view and fully know God—and be transformed—is to accept his fullness and all his attributes.
Has your heart towards God grown cold or distant? By seeking to know him and his attributes—to know him more intimately—your love for him can be stirred and grow. God wants a relationship with you and to change your whole life. Will you press in and know him?
We study the attributes of God to know God better. And through knowing God, we can move in faith, power and strength. In the weeks ahead, Gary will be sharing the various attributes of God so that you may know your Creator more fully.
If you pick and choose the attributes of God you prefer, you'll form a low view of him and struggle to trust him. In contrast, if you study the attributes of God and get a high view of who he is, you will gaze upon his glory and be filled with awe.
86 seconds may not seem like much time but God can do so much within that time frame. Giving him 86 seconds of your day can help you turn your heart towards him, reflect and repent, and set your priorities. Give God 1/1000th of your day and watch him stir your heart to engage passionately with him.
Another aspect to increase is the company you keep. Spend time with people further down the road than you—a Paul to your Timothy—to grow your increase.
David saw a progression of increase as he walked in faithfulness; starting with bare hands to ultimately receiving a crown of leadership. If you desire an increase in your own life, faithfulness with what God has given you now is required to receive the provision of what's next.