Lord, this morning, the Bible states Jesus reflected only God's glory and expressed Your very character. Verse nine also says You love justice and hate evil, verse 12 You are always the same and live forever.
Dear God, help us to reflect only Your glory and express, or live out, Your character - the essence of Who You are. Help us to see more clearly what You are speaking to us by Your Holy Spirit, and empower us to live as You show us. Help us also to love justice and detest evil. Thank You for Your patience as we begin to see what justice and evil looks like to YOU - in our lives. Thank You also for always being the same, and always loving Your people as they grow closer and closer to You.
Lord, when reading prophets of the Old Testament, You ALWAYS desired Your people turn to You and love You, and yes, brought correction when needed, because of Your balanced love for justice. Please turn our hearts to You, and correction if needed.
We desire to fully reflect Your glory and character to those in our world, who need to see You. Thank You Jesus, amen!