Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.
77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins,
78 because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
Why would the Light of the World, Light of mankind, soul knowledge of the New Covenant do this?
32 Not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them," declares the LORD. 33 "But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 "They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," declares the LORD
What about the Mother of God? Mary. Did she have Light sown joy in the righteousness and upright in Heart?
Mary was surely facing a difficult set of circumstances.
And what did she say to the Good News?
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
Is Mary wrong?
No. And we will say this out loud with clarity. James, the Brother of Christ and Son of Mary mentions the rich in goods of this world 6 times with chastisement. And while Mary, descendant of David might have some bitterness to being treated roughly by the wealthy. God intended her words for the God purpose of humility within our apparently full spirits and pocket books.
And if we heard Mary say this for the first time in 1 A.D. we might say this sounds bitter coming from a young woman the Sanhedrin Council History records was a descendant of David, not from Solomon, but of David's child Nathan to her father Heli.
[****** People sometimes ask if Jesus is really Historical - real. Yes, when we are using the Sanhedrin and Roman Histories to see the records of Jesus ancestry, Bar Joseph, of Nazareth and His Mother Mary - the answer is Yes. See the first 320 years A.D. of Roman and Caesarean History. And the Histories of Eusebius and Josephus and many, many others.]
We have no way of knowing, other than James, about Mary's attitudes. We do know Jesus didn't go home when Mary, Simon, Jude and James came to pick Him up and return Him to Nazareth. We know Jesus said twice about His Mother and Brother's, the people who do the Will of God deserve to be called His Family.
So in these questions of motive, Jesus enters into this life.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. To all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
Who shall be part of 'Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart'?
We know the Saints ran off and deserted God when He needed prayer in the Garden. And the next day? They were Zero Help. And with this group of befuddled men - Jesus returned to fix breakfast on the beach on the Day of Jesus' Very Own Triumph Over Death. And Jesus surely did not fire, leave or desert them for being always confused.
Jesus Christ Emmanuel Light of the World
We cannot say the Light of Jesus Christ functioned in the disciples as they attempted to scurry Children away from Jesus.
To give knowledge of salvation to his people
in the forgiveness of their sins,
because of the tender mercy of our God,
whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy.
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
We find what Father God is teaching us - only God is good. We can see truth in the Words of God from Mary and perhaps some anger. We look to Jesus to teach us of Father God.
This applies to Paul as life became a narrow path to God. Peter and Paul were not comforted by all the fruit of their hand, they found life narrowed. The truth is here. We are learning to be the Light of Christ - by - what means - by faith. We have to depend on very few people - because God tells us in Genesis - it is not good to be alone - and the truth is when we all will reach our final destination before Jesus - our soul presented as we are the Prodigal Child to God - we are - by faith - by faith - by faith - learning to be the Light of Christ Jesus the Lord - in ourselves.
2 Timothy 4:11
Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry.
What do we learn about this? The Light of God, the light of mankind is here.
Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.
This is us as we ask God to dwell within us and we believe.
17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever
Mary said and the rich are sent empty away? The Prideful. The Arrogant. The self-serving. Those willing to say follow 'My Example'. The 'self' righteous. Not Nicodemus. Not the Stewart of Herod' s wife. Not Lyda - the seller of purple. Not Sosthenes the ruler of the temple. Not Jairus. And Caesar??? Well St. Constantine was formed from the horrible fire and trouble life will give you. This man was forced by the Emperor - to kill a good family off for their tortured refusal to dismiss Jesus. Eusebius was the eyewitness to the event traveling to Nazareth. What was Diocletian - prideful, self-serving, self-righteous, arrogantly well off. Filled with the power of his show of his own force.
And what was St. Constantine? St. Constantine the Great - Saints & Angels - Junior Emperor and Emperor called the "Thirteenth Apostle" in the East. The son of Constantius I Chlorus, Junior Emperor and St. Helena, Constantine was, and is, judged for MILLENNIUMS. Why we can't find out who shot President Kennedy and yet we feel we can judge a man's soul is ... beyond me. We could surely judge the disciples poorly if we felt inclined. Man judges is not of the Bible and yet, yet, yet the Bible includes flaws of people to see God returns to them and to us.
What Jesus would do for Constantine and for me - beyond compare. What Jesus would do for you. Astonishing. God just saunters through life - wanting to save - all of us. Hold us in His Pinions.
Held in the Arms of Jesus. This Love. The Promises. The Truth. The Way. The Life.
We have to see this in small doses to grasp the Enormity of God Almighty, King of Kings. Light of Light. True God.
Our, our, our Abba,
Jesus us gives us the Strength to look at our lives to rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.
We want to worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the our own understanding. The Scriptures repeat and repeat so the Living Word of God bursts to the flame of Life in our soul we call heart.
We want, Father God, to gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of our own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know Him and the power of Jesus' resurrection.
We want press on to make it our own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
In Jesus, putting what lies behind, behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. With Jesus we will press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
With the help of Father God, let us hold true to what we have attained.
We know Jesus our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like His glorious body, by the power that enables Him even to subject all things to Jesus. And in this living hope, we lift up those we love and the people God has given us. For health, for long life, for the willing blessings of God to gladden us each day. Finding His mercies. For the people we have prayed for and will have the joy to do this today. Thank You for Your many, many blessings. With Joy and Love and Faith forever with expectation.
Alleluia, Alleluia Alleluia Jesus is Mine. Amen in Christ Jesus the Lord..
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