Thought of the Day September 30, 2019 Jesus thirst for righteousness

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The prophet Zephaniah urged his hearers: “Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who have observed his law; seek justice, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD’s anger.Zedhanah 2:3

The prophet Micha makes it clear what is the mind of God for us. “You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. ( Micah 6:8)

 Jesus in the same spirit of the prophets, knowing the Father’s will for us urges his disciples to hunger and thirst for righteousness.

In saying this, Jesus was not asking us to do something he was not willing to do himself. In fact, he was consumed with fulfilling the mission of the Father he was sent to accomplish. He expressed this in different ways. "I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!" (Lk 12:49-50) What was this mission? To restore just relationship between us and God, a relationship that was rent through sin. Just as he plunged himself into the waters of the Jordan to express his total yes to the Father, so he emptied himself in total obedience to the will of the Father, even to the death on the cross.


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