Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Pictures of the Character of Jesus

It is so hard for us living in this sinful world to see Jesus as He really is and to fall in love with Him.  He is helping me to get a picture of His loving character traits and thus I love Him more and more.  I would like you to get a glimpse of Him as He really is and thus also fall in love with Him.  Hopefully these Bible verses will help us see Him through our poor vision of who He really is.

Luke 1:35  "And the angel answered and said to her 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God."  He is the Holy One.

Isaiah 53:11  "He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied, By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities."  He is righteous and came as a servant.

Zechariah 9:9  "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!  Behold, your King is coming to you;  He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey."  He is just  and is bringing salvation to all who will accept Him.

1 Peter 2:22  "Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth."  He is not a deceiver.

2 Corinthians 5:21  "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."  He is sinless.

1 Peter 1:19  "but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."  He is the spotless Lamb of God.

Matthew 27:4  "saying, 'I have sinned by betraying innocent blood."  He is the innocent Lamb of God.

Matthew 11:29  "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."  He is a gentle Savior and humble.

Hebrews 2:17  "Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation, for the sins of the people."  He is a merciful and faithful High Priest interceding for the sins of His people.

Philippians 2:8  "And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  He is humble Savior to the point of giving Himself on the cross to save us from eternal death.

Luke 23:34  "Then Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."  He is a forgiving God willing to forgive anytime we will repent of our sins.

Here is the list in a capsule, He is Holy, He is Righteous, He is Just, He is not a deceiver, He is Sinless, He is Spotless, He is innocent, He is Gentle, He is Merciful, He is Humble, and He is Forgiving.  If you had an acquaintance that had all those traits, wouldn't you want to be their friend and even their best friend.  You could always trust them, they would do anything for you, and if you hurt them, they would forgive you.

Well, I am anxious to tell you that you do have just that kind of friend in Jesus.  You can rest in Him knowing that He will never hurt you and if you are hurt by the devil, He will heal, if you are down, He will lift you up, if you are hurting, He will comfort you, if you are lost, He will save, if you have gone astray, He will lead you back to the fold, if you are friendless, He is your friend, if you are Fatherless, He is your Father and He IS YOUR MIGHTY GOD.  HE IS FOREVER YOUR FRIEND AND MINE.  Aren't you glad you have a friend like that at the throne of God interceding for you every moment of every day. One who has willingly laid down His life for you that you might have eternal life.  All you have to do is choose to serve Him with your whole heart.  Can you do that today?  I am willing, Are you?  Grandma Joan

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