Christ, who is the image of God. — 2 Cor 4:4 NET
“The splendor of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it at the same time.”—No one has ever seen God. The only one, himself God, who is in closest fellowship with the Father, has made God known…. Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory – the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.—“The person who has seen me has seen the Father!”—The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence.—He was revealed in the flesh.
In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.—Those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, let us also bear the image of the man of heaven.
Isa 40:5, John 1:18, John 1:14, John 14:9, Heb 1:3, 1 Tim 3:16, Col 1:14-15, Rom 8:29, 1 Cor 15:49
You give me strength for battle. — Ps 18:39 NET
For whenever I am weak, then I am strong.
Asa prayed to the Lord his God: “O Lord, there is no one but you who can help the weak when they are vastly outnumbered. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you and have marched on your behalf against this huge army. O Lord our God, don’t let men prevail against you!”—Jehoshaphat cried out. The Lord helped him.
It is better to take shelter in the Lord than to trust in people. It is better to take shelter in the Lord than to trust in princes.—No king is delivered by his vast army; a warrior is not saved by his great might. A horse disappoints those who trust in it for victory; despite its great strength, it cannot deliver.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. For this reason, take up the full armor of God.
2 Cor 12:10, 2 Chr 14:11, 2 Chr 18:31, Ps 118:8-9, Ps 33:16-17, Eph 6:12-13
Daily Light on the Daily Path - July 27
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.