The oil of gladness!
Scripture reading for October 14th: Hebrews 1, Psalm 55, Proverbs 20
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 1:7-9 “Of the angels He says, “He makes His angels winds, and His ministers a flame of fire.” But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness, therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness beyond Your companions.”
The writer of Hebrews extolled the Son of God as God’s final Word from heaven. The Son was better than angels who were ministering spirits to us the heirs of salvation. The Son’s throne was forever and His ruling ‘scepter’ was one of righteousness. His righteousness was a perfect love of truth and a constant hatred of evil. This earned Him an anointing with the oil of gladness! Joy comes from perfect obedience!
Faith Confession: The Son of God, Jesus Christ rules on an eternal throne at the right hand of God the Father. His throne is established in righteousness according to His perfect obedience to God’s Word. He loved righteousness and hates evil! I have joy because I am submitted to His rule!
Psalm 55:22-23 “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved. But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.”