Isaiah 48

For God’s Glory!

9 For my own name’s sake I delay my wrath;
for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you,
so as not to cut you off.

10 See, I have refined you, though not as silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this.
How can I let myself be defamed?
I will not yield my glory to another.

So…we are sinners.  We have always been sinners, since we were born.  So how come we aren’t just destroyed for our sins?

God can’t stand sin.

Well….it’s not because of anything we have done.  There’s no reason I am better than anyone else….

It’s not for my own glory that I am saved.

If we are saved, it is for God’s glory.  It’s all about God.