Closer To Thee

Closer To Thee

Based on a hymn written by Austin Taylor in 1911.

I. God’s grace

    A. When we come face-to-face with God’s holiness, we see how undeserving we are (Job 40:3-5; Isaiah 6:5)
    B. Yet, His grace allows us to be near Him, in His embrace (Ephesians 2:8-9)

II. God’s guidance

    A. Closeness to God gives us peace and rest (Isaiah 26:3; Matthew 11:28-30)
    B. Closeness to His Word provides guidance and guards us from sin (Psalm 31:3; 73:24)

III. God’s glory

    A. If abide in His Word, He will never abandon us—in times of joy, sorrow, or even death (Hebrews 13:5-6)
    B. And when that time of death comes and we await the final judgment, we have confidence that He has prepared a place in glory—in His eternal “home on high” (John 14:1-3)

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