But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings
-Malachi 4:2 (NKJV)
Thoughts on Today’s Verse
The Sun of Righteousness came as the light of the world, the light of mankind, the light of life and the light of the glory of God – shining in the face of Christ Jesus our Lord. He is the fountain of light to all who put their trust in Him and He is our righteous saviour – for He is “The Lord Our Righteousness”. To those that are His He has become our everlasting righteousness for He is “made of God to righteousness in us”. This verse in context points to the coming wrath, which is soon to be poured out on a Christ-rejecting world, identifying Jesus as the Sun – the Son of Man, Who came to heal all who will call on His name, and to bind up Israel’s wounds. But we who have already trusted Him as saviour, are not appointed to wrath – for He was punished for our transgressions – and by His wounds we are healed.
Thank You Father for the healing touch of Your Son Jesus Christ, who has clothed us in His righteousness and removed the scales of unbelief from our hearts. Look down in pity on all who do not know Your grace and have rejected the light of Your truth. Draw many from the kingdom of darkness into the light of the glorious gospel of grace – in Jesus name we pray. AMEN
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