Friday, June 15, 2012

He arose, and came to his father

Daily Light Devotions - June 11 - Morning

He arose, and came to his father.

And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.  1

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. 2

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,  3

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,  4

1 Luke 15:20;
2 Psalm 103:8-13;
3 Rom 8:15,16;
4 Eph 2:13,19

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