Psalm 91:4He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
Jesus is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; Jesus fulfills the Law. These are the attributes God gives us of His Son.
The Lord God is a God of Love
1 John 4:7-9
7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God’s love was revealed among us: God sent His one and only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.
Jesus, Son of God, desires
all men to be saved
and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave Himself as a ransom for all.
These are fine Words of God, how will we put them to our lives today? How can we have this knowledge/assurance?
Timothy and Paul spoke of this as fact.
1 Timothy 3:13
Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
Today, when we are not so articulate in the Holy Spirit, we say this with the same belief as Paul, "We know what we know that we are assured, we know."
And in the Love God has for us we arrive at Peace.
Jesus dealt with His Chosen Disciples feeling unsure. Jesus is very sympathetic to all of our emotions. Jesus slept and then calmed the storm.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Greater peace and solid peace is what Jesus has for the human condition. A good place to be when we pray. The Bible records people often feel anger, fear, discomfort, longing and reasons to pray. God would say this earth is going to pass away for us. He will not. We are meant to grow and to find safe harbor in God. Peace is a gift of the belief God gives us. Jesus is never recorded as being amazed at fear - instead in Luke 7 - Jesus is very pleased and remarks with Joy when He finds Faith. Jesus is The God of Love.
(Jesus does speak with some dismay at finding lack of belief. God is God. Parents act like parents.)
The picture is more a summation of all these words.
10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
Jesus is telling us, what He thinks of walking forth in this Life.
Jesus is fueled with God's Love and desire to walk with God in the paths He is for us.
Jesus has told us to be Salt - filled with flavor. And filled with Light. We need to rethink what we picture the face of God expressing. God who desires all the world, all of mankind to be save.
Numbers 6, God tells us what a blessing we have experienced when God's face lifts and smiles.
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!
You gave us this list and You put Love first. When we realize these three words would put the Father shown as Your Son, Jesus. We have seen You and rejoice.
Thank You for being part and answering our prayers each time we pray. We lift all of our cares and concerns to You - Rejoicing in being heard and anticipation of Your answer. Thank You, Abba, in Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †