The Judge Who Died for You

Most people have no problem picturing Jesus as Healer, Teacher, Revolutionary, and Pharisee Basher. But we stumble when we think of him as Judge.

Have you ever considered that Jesus is a Judge unlike any other Judge?

Jesus is the Judge who died to spare you from His judgment.

He is the only Judge who makes guilty criminals into joy-filled sons and daughters.

This Sunday we will sing a new song of Confession that pictures Jesus as the Judge whom we have no reason to fear. Listen to it above and read the lyrics below.

VERSE 1   
O holy Judge, here is my heart
What can I say to You?
Where could I run, how could I hide?
Darkness is day to You
The heart of a man is a maze within
So, come, light the way, illuminate sin
Nothing’s concealed, all is revealed
Jesus, I yield to You

CHORUS   
Judge of the secrets
Of the hearts of men
Here I surrender
And humbly repent
You've conquered my soul
Now be its defense
Judge of the secrets
Of the hearts of men

VERSE 2   
I was condemned under Your law
Rightly I stood accused
I felt my need, my conscience agreed
I was without excuse
So how can I judge the ones who fall?
I know in my heart I’m just like them all
I will confess: my righteousness
Jesus, must rest in You

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O holy Judge, here is my heart
What can I say to You?
I will not run, I will not hide
I know I’m safe with You