Chronicles of a Christian

album17439“If the Lord of hosts had not left us a few survivors, we should have been like Sodom, and become like Gomorrah.” – Isaiah 1:9

Reader, ask yourself who it was that left Israel a “few survivors?” The text itself states that it was “The Lord.” Note here the grace of God, for it was not the survivors themselves that merited God’s mercy, but the magnanimous nature of God himself. In the same way today, “all we like sheep go astray,” but the Lord, in his mercy, saves many. It is written, “there is none that seeks for God” (Romans 3:11). If none seeks for God, how are people saved? I will answer as follows: “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). Note that it is not Christ who is lost, but sinners. Since, therefore, it is sinners who are lost, the Lord seeks those…

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