Set apart to be like Jesus

The Word

Be just and fair to all. Do what is right and good, for I am coming soon to rescue you and to display my righteousness among you. (Isaiah 56:1)

Thought

Christ is just, Christ is fair. Christ is righteous in all his ways, and we know goodness as it is defined by his every thought and action. These are his qualities, and thus by grace and the enabling of his Holy Spirit, these are the  qualities displayed in and through us as well.

The discipline and due diligence of consistently seeking God in Scripture, prayer, and corporate fellowship with other believers, to glean depth and maturity in these qualities, is not the writ of legalism or the harsh keeping of the law to stay in God’s good graces. No, they are heaven’s gifts, heaven’s offering, and the source of whole and hearty spiritual succulent nourishment, within the banquet provided by God.

To be like Jesus and reflect his character and qualities, is the Christian’s pursuit. To deepen and intensify our knowledge of him, our love for him, and service to him, is our deepest hunger, our holy passion.

Prayer

Cause me to conduct the affairs of the day by the discernment of your Spirit and standards of your Kingdom. To be just, fair, righteous, and good. May they reflect your glory, and reveal the intent of your will. Amen.

“May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” 

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