God did not send Jesus to live on the earth and die on the cross for the purpose of your redemption. At least not the way I used to think. It is clearly written in His Word, in Romans, that God sent Jesus not to save us, but to show His righteousness. For His glory. In the process, we were redeemed, but we were not the purpose. It’s not about you. It’s not about me. It’s not about us.
Reflecting on this truth recently, while in turmoil about finding a new home for our family, I realized I was asking the wrong questions. It’s not: “Will we fit in?” “What best satisfies the needs of our family?” “How can we get the best value for our dollar?”
Instead, the question we should be asking is how can we honor God with our decision. What will glorify Him?
We don’t know the answer to that either yet but I feel certain that if we seek after Him first, we will be right where God wants us. By setting my heart to desire His will and not the “thing” I’m looking to fulfill my desires, He will meet our needs better than I ever could imagine.
“For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” Romans 3:22b-26