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Jesus the joyful and glorious King!

Scripture reading for March 3rd: Hebrews 1, Psalm 45, Proverbs 14

Hebrews 1:3-4, 8-9 “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the Word of His power. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the Name He has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” . . .“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.”

Hebrews opens with a powerful statement about Jesus Christ, Son of God. The writer of Hebrews stated that Jesus was the full radiance of God’s glory and was an exact representation of God’s nature. Not only that, but the Son of God upholds the entire creation by His powerful Word. After defeat of death and hell on the cross, the Son has taken His rightful place at God’s right hand, ruling with authority. The writer of Hebrews then declares the truth of Psalm 45:6-7 by quoting them as applying to Jesus Christ. Like God, Jesus is an eternal ruler who loves righteousness and hates wickedness. Because of this, the Father anointed His Son with the oil of gladness above all others! He is the meek Son of Man who now is the victorious Son of God calling out to all mankind to join in His glad and glorious and righteous reign!

Psalm 45:4-6 “In Your majesty ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let Your right hand teach you awesome deeds! Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; the peoples fall under you. Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness.”

Prayer: Father God, thank You for sending Your Son to earth in the meekness of human flesh. Thank You for raising Him from the dead in victory over sin and death, making a way that all sinners such as I might enjoy an eternal relationship with You. Thank You for the gift of righteousness and the oil of gladness you pour out on all who believe and join in the bridal company awaiting the coming king!

Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”

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“He has risen!”

Scripture reading for February 5th: Mark 16

Key Scriptures: Mark 16:1-7 “When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back–it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter that He is going before you to Galilee. There you will see Him, just as He told you.”

Early on the first day of the week, the three women who loved Jesus purchased spices and went to the tomb of Jesus to anoint His body for burial. It had been a rushed burial because of the Passover and the Sabbath. The women wondered aloud how they might move the large stone covering the tomb, when to their surprise, it had been rolled away. Going inside, a man dressed in white greeted them with amazing good news. Jesus, Whom they sought, was not there! He had risen from death. The place where He was laid was empty, except for some folded grave clothes. The “man” gave them instructions: “Go and tell His disciples–and Peter.” Jesus would appear to them later in Galilee, just as He had told them.

Psalm 16:10-11 “For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let Your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, the empty tomb speaks amazing grace to all who believe in You as the Son of God. Thank You for these women who loved Jesus and testified of the good news they received on resurrection morning! May I have opportunity to share this truth today!

Mark 16:19-20 “So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.”

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Seated at the Father’s Right Hand!

Scripture reading for February 26th:  Leviticus 21-23, Hebrews 8

Key Scriptures:  Hebrews 8:1-5 “Now the point in what we are saying is this:  we have such a High Priest, One who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a Minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man.  For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer.  Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law.  They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things.”  

The law and priesthood of the old covenant were merely types and shadows of actual things in heaven.  But God chose to send His only Son to become the ultimate and final High Priest of a different order and a New Covenant.  Our Priest, Jesus, is seated at God’s right hand, having completed His work of sacrifice by offering His own blood on the actual Mercy Seat of heaven!  His gift is beyond comparing!

Faith Confession and Prayer:  I accept the finished work of Jesus Christ, the offering of His body and blood, to pay for the penalty of my sins.  I am thankful He is alive and seated in heaven, praying for me!  Help me as Your child to never profane Your Holy Name.

Leviticus 22:1-2 “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and his sons so that they abstain from the holy things of the people of Israel, which they dedicate to Me, so that they do not profane My Holy Name:  I am the Lord.”  

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Rejoicing in the Man at God’s Right Hand!

Scripture reading for October 25th:  Mark 12-16

Key Scriptures: Mark 16:19-20  “After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and He sat a the right hand of God.  Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed His word by the signs that accompanied it.”  

The Lord Jesus gave final instructions to His disciples about their mission and His presence with them to accomplish the assigned work.  They were to go into all the world and preach the Gospel and signs would accompany them.  All who believed would be saved and those who refused to believe would be condemned!  It was as simple as that.  After these instructions, Jesus Christ was taken up to heaven and seated at God’s right hand, the position of highest honor!  The disciples would offer God’s enemies a chance to become children!

Rejoicing in Jesus Christ:  “The Lord says to my Lord:  “Sit at My right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”  The Lord will extend your might scepter from Zion; You will rule in the midst of your enemies.”  (Psalm 110:1-2)

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Thankful for the Son of Man!

Scripture reading for June 21st:  Psalms 79-83

Key Scriptures:  Psalm 80:17-19  “Let Your hand rest on the Man at Your right hand, the Son of Man You have raised up for Yourself.  Then we will not turn away from You; revive us, and we will call on Your Name.  Restore us, O Lord God Almighty; make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.” 

The psalmist prayed for God to bring revival and restoration to His people. The key was the Man at God’s right hand!  This person was a “Son of Man” that God raised up for His purposes!   The psalmist desired God’s smiling face to look upon him and all God’s people.  This would result in salvation!  What a prayer a thousand years before Jesus Christ came to earth!

Thankful for God’s Man at His right hand:  “For the law appoints men who are weak; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever. The point of what we are saying is this:  We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.”  (Hebrews 7:28-8:1)

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