So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way from home his father saw him, and his heart went out to him; he ran and hugged his son and kissed him. — Luke 15:20 NET
The Lord is compassionate and merciful; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love. He does not always accuse, and does not stay angry. He does not deal with us as our sins deserve; he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve. For as the skies are high above the earth, so his loyal love towers over his faithful followers. As far as the eastern horizon is from the west, so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers.
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself bears witness to our spirit that we are God’s children.—But now in Christ Jesus you who used to be far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ…. So then you are no longer foreigners and noncitizens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household,
Ps 103:8-13, Rom 8:15-16, Eph 2:13, Eph 2:19
“Look! I am making all things new!” — Rev 21:5 NET
“Unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”-If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away – look, what is new has come!
“I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh.”—Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch of dough.—The new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness.—You will be called by a new name that the Lord himself will give you.
“For look, I am ready to create new heavens and a new earth! The former ones will not be remembered; no one will think about them anymore.”—Since all these things are to melt away in this manner, what sort of people must we be, conducting our lives in holiness and godliness,
John 3:3, 2 Cor 5:17, Ezek 36:26, 1 Cor 5:7, Eph 4:24, Isa 62:2, Isa 65:17, 2 Pet 3:11
Daily Light on the Daily Path - June 11
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.