Where the Ruined Find Refuge (Isaiah 15-16)

Isaiah - sermon series at Elmira Christian Center

When God revealed his glory to Moses on Mt. Sinai, he did so by making all his goodness pass before him (Ex. 33:18-19). He begins by declaring that he is a compassionate God, abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. But he then adds that he is also a righteous God, “who will by no means clear the guilty” (Ex. 34:6-7). This means that God’s goodness includes both his commitment to love and his commitment to judge. God is too good to let evil go unnoticed or unpunished, but he is also too good to let sinners simply perish. But how can this be? In this sermon, Pastor Matt preaches that ruined sinners find refuge in the goodness of God by faith in his Son. The God who judges sinners, who weeps for sinners, is the same God who took on flesh and died on a cross to save sinners.