Praise from God



  • Isaiah 52:1­-12

  • Romans 2:12­-29

Often our internal lives can be largely devoted to point-scoring. We mentally assess the behaviour of others, and worry that they might be assessing us! Perhaps unsurprisingly, we tend to give ourselves more generous points than others. Our love of point-scoring reveals the hypocrisy of our hearts — and when confronted by the justice of God, that’s a real problem. How can we live un-hypocritically? The solution lies in the good news that God’s justice is not a matter of point-scoring, but of the heart; and that he offers a new heart to those who put their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.