Revelation 5:5 -“Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered.”
I pray for all those who know their life is at risk simply because of their gender, their race, or their chosen profession. I pray for those who face such risks and who call themselves Christian, may they sense the Lion of Judah’s protection over them, and around them.May they sense Him going to war on their behalf. When they feel panicked or threatened, may they respond from that assurance and not react from a position of fear or resentment. May their responses remain godly, upright and respectful even when they face disdain and persecution. May their responses be lightning bolts of truth that bring light into darkness. Encourage them today, Lord. And Father, if there is a way you wish to use us as instruments of that encouragement, show us how we can do so in practical ways today.
“The people who hanged Christ never, to do them justice, accused him of being a bore – on the contrary, they thought him too dynamic to be safe. It has been left for later generations to muffle up that shattering personality and surround him with an atmosphere of tedium. We have very efficiently pared the claws of the Lion of Judah, certified him ‘meek and mile,’ and recommended him as a fitting household pet for pale curates and pious old ladies.” – Dorothy Sayers
Jesus is the Lion of Judah (Rev. 5:5) and the Lamb of God (Rev. 5:6) – He was lionhearted and lamblike, strong and meek, tough and tender, aggressive and responsive, bold and brokenhearted. He sets the pattern for manhood.” – John Piper
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