Continuing my study of "Deep Sense of Reverence for God: Holiness: Relationship"
The past few days I've been reading Genesis 3 concerning the Fall of Man.
It's amazing that a Holy God continued to want to walk and have a relationship with His creation... even after knowing that they sinned. God is holy, and God's love is also, great.
There were consequences for Adam and Eve's sin.... long lasting consequences. But although a HOLY God—He still loves.
That doesn't mean that I can sin and expect God to just "overlook" my sin. No, God is still a HOLY God.
I'm just thankful that He is also a God of love, who has created a way for me to have a relationship with Him.... all because of His loving sacrifice of His Son.
God is Holy. Sin has consequences. Thankful that I can have a relationship with God Almighty, not because of my own righteousness—rather because of His great love and righteousness.
"For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]." 2 Corinthians 5:21 (AMP)