7-23-2017

Jesus Is For You (Revelation 1:17–18)

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. (Revelation 1:17-18 ESV)

King Jesus is alive and glowing with power, like the sun (Revelation 1:12-16).

He is sovereign, which means possessing supreme or ultimate power. He is worthy of our adoration, our worship, and our lives. But before all of these, he’s also worthy of our hearts. Jesus is worthy of our worship and our lives—he’s also worthy of our hearts. King Jesus “laid his hand on me, saying, Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.” Jesus is for you! Jesus displayed his heart toward his worshipper. The King’s heart is for us. It is not hardened by power, but compassionate. His work on the earth has brought salvation to us by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). And his reign extends that grace! He still reaches down to pull us up, still places his mighty hand upon our shoulders, in love. We worship a mighty King—but more importantly a loving God. Be moved today to worship a God who loves you!

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