Psalm 51 - 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. 6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
In other words, here’s what God desires, what God delights in, and yet- “…against You I have sinned”. Notice he didn’t say, “.. against Bathsheba I have sinned, against Uriah, I have sinned”. No, “Against You God, and ultimately, against you only, I have sinned”. Because, who was Uriah, except the man that you created? Who was Bathsheba, but the servant of the most High God. “I sinned against You”. A holy and a righteous God.
And, that’s what worries me about “The Shack” (novel), that’s what worries me about the Rob Bell’s of the world; that’s what worries me about those who don’t want to “preach on sin, because people already know that they’re bad”.
“No, we don’t”. No, we don’t; we watch the nightly news and we think, “those people are bad, not us”. We don’t recognize that we have sinned against a holy and righteous God.
I serve the great God of the universe!, who gets angry and pours out His wrath
I serve the great God of the universe!, who demonstrated His wrath when He poured it out on His own Son.
And, it amazes me that we believe this, that God would crush and kill His own Son, but let you slide.
Not for a minute. The spotless, sinless Lamb of God suffered and bled and died, because of the wrath of God. That propitiation in satisfaction of the righteous wrath of God, that’s what was experienced on the cross.
HOW DARE WE TAKE THAT LIGHTLY? That’s the One against whom you’ve sinned.