Psalm 130:3-4

Who can stand?

Psalm 130:3-4

Psalm 130:2

O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! (use)

Psalm 130:3

If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? (use)

Psalm 90:8

You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. (use)

When a man truly sees himself, he knows nobody can say anything about him that is too bad.

Lloyd-Jones, M., 1959. Studies in the Sermon on the Mount.

Nahum 1:6

Who can stand before his {the Lord’s} indignation? Who can endure the heat of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken into pieces by him. (use)

Nahum 1:3

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power... (use)

Nahum 1:4-5

...rebukes the sea and makes it dry; he dries up all the rivers; Bashan and Carmel withers...Lebanon withers. ...mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it. (use)

Daniel 9:8

To us, O LORD, belongs open shame, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. (use)

He's making a list, He's checking it twice, He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice Santa Claus is coming to town

Hall, G. 1934. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town.

Romans‬ ‭3:23‬

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (use)

We must not lose sight of the fact that God’s wrath is very real and very justified... we have rebelled wilfully against his commands, defied his moral law, and acted in total defiance of known will for us.

Bridges, J., 2017. Trusting God.

Revelation‬ ‭6:16-17‬

calling to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us {the kings of the earth} and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?" (use)

This doctrine of god's judgement should not be an embarrassment to the church. It is not simply a negative doctrine. It is profoundly positive.

Wells, D.F., 2008. The Courage to be Protestant.

Psalm 130:4

But with you there is forgiveness... (use)

Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. (use)

Satan tells me I am unworthy; but I always was unworthy, and yet Thou hast long loved me; and therefore my unworthiness cannot be a bar to my having fellowship with Thee now.

Spurgeon, C.H., 1866. Morning and Evening.

‭Daniel‬ ‭9:9‬

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him (use)

Romans 3:24

and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (use)

Jesus ain't like Santa Claus 'Cause even though I break his laws He takes the bad that I deserve And nails it up upon the cross Even the worst of us can take his hand I'll never see an ounce of cold again 'Cause Jesus ain't like Santa Claus

Needham, J., 2015. If Jesus was like Santa Claus.

Revelation 7:9-10

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" (use)

Philippians 2:7-8

but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (use)

Psalm 130:4

...that you may be feared. (use)

Psalm 90:7

For we are brought to an end by your anger; by your wrath we are dismayed. (use)

Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. (use)

Isaiah‬ ‭55:7

let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. (use)

We are loved sinners in Christ – so loved that we don’t have to despair when we do wrong, so sinful that we have no right to be puffed up when we do right.

Keller, T., 2015. Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Scepticism. Hodder & Stoughton.

Luke 12:5

But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him {God} who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! (use)

"Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion." "Ooh" said Susan. "I'd thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion"..."Safe?" said Mr Beaver ..."Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you.

Lewis, C.S., 1950. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, London.

Hebrews 4:16

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (use)

Hebrews 4:14

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. (use)

Titus 2:11-13

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ (use)