Proverbs 13 6-13-22

Our image of Jesus is usually taught to us. When we meet Him personally, our image of Him begins to sharpen.

4:18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
    shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

When we start out on our journey with Jesus, we usually have just a vague idea of who He is. As we walk with Him, study our Bibles, and trust Him in life’s journey, we learn much about His character, His humor, and His holiness. We learn that He wants us to be just like Him, so we can consider ourselves in training.

Did you know that “justice” and “righteousness” are the same word in Greek? It means that since Christ’s righteousness has been imputed (given, ascribed) to us (2 Corinthians 5:21), then His justice has been met. All a person need do is come to Christ for His righteousness. That righteousness is the basis for our relationship with the Father. That’s what I like so much about Proverbs 4:18; it describes our walk with (the Spirit of) Jesus to the Father. Will we ever see Him fully? Probably not on this earth, but we have this promise:

12 For now we see obscurely in a mirror, but then it will be face to face.
Now I know partly; then I will know fully, just as God has fully known me.
1 Corinthians 13:12

So, don’t fret if you’re not perfect. We are getting there one step at a time with Him.

Abba, thank You that You do not hold our sins against us, but instead impart Your mercy and grace to us (Hebrews 4:16). May we keep our eyes fixed securely on You and strive to walk in step with You each day. Pretty soon, we will find ourselves at Your throne! O, what a glorious day!!! Amen.

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