Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness; you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions. —Psalm 45:6-7

But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.” —Hebrews 1:8-9

            Jesus “is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature, upholding all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3).  And “we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad” (II Corinthians 4:10).  “Everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13).  The throne or rule of Jesus “is forever and ever.”  His kingdom is a kingdom of righteousness.  And that is why “For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” Hebrews 12:2). The Son of God has great gladness and joy to not only be back in glory, but also to provide the way that we could be with Him.  This is astounding that He would leave the glories of Heaven to come to this sin infested, rebellious mankind, His creation and allow them to mock Him, beat Him and crucified Him.  All of this was so to take the penalty and punishment for our sin so we could be saved from our sin though Him.  How awesome is that as He proved Himself to be the Son of God by the resurrection! (Romans 1:4).

            Rejoice all you who have called on Jesus for salvation from sin and relationship with God through Him.  Be faithful to Him, serve Him and do His will.  Let this be so out of our love for Him and for people (Matthew 22:37-40).  We only love Him because we understand His love for us first (I John 4:19).  Love is a fulfillment of the Law (Romans 10:13).  So, “Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love” (I John 4:7-8).  So let us love as God does!

Dear Father, please help me to love as You do and all that means.  May this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Dear Son Jesus.  Yes, may this be so!

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