Glory

The glory and leadership of Jesus is predicted in the Old Testament, in the book of Isaiah, chapter nine verses 1 through 7. On the “Way of the Sea on the far side of the Jordan” Jesus will be their glorious king when other leaders have failed before him.

No deceit

He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. (Isaiah 53:9, NIV)

–This is about Jesus.

Love

The following verse guides and challenges me and points to where to find a better world, better places, and better state of being. It links in to today’s posts as well, in that “to live a life of love” (2 John 6, in the Bible), in which no harm is done to one’s neighbour, then one doesn’t commit adultery, or kill, and any other violation against another human being, and one can even reach the marginalized, because one is acting in love. I find the verse challenges and guides me at the spiritual level, to do as it says in my life and to consciously apply it. The real challenge is when one goes beyond one’s comfort zone by serving and befriending others who need it. Yet God sees the heart of the willing servant and does not discredit that. And there are more people more skilled than you and me who are up to that kind of service. As we all have our own gifts, this or that, which can be dispensed with an attitude and application of love for neighbour.