The Sun of Righteousness


Malachi 4:1-2 (ESV) – For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear (revere) my name, The Sun of Righteousness shall rise with healing in its {His} wings.

The Sun of RighteousnessThe Prophet Malachi refers to Jesus as The Sun of Righteousness.  As with our physical sun residing at the center of our solar system, Jesus resides at the center of the Christian through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Spurgeon refers to the physical sun and to Jesus, The Sun of Righteousness, as …

  • the great motor, the first source of motive power
  • the fountain from which light, life, and heat perpetually flow
  • the fructifier (one who makes productive) by which fruits multiply and ripen
  • the regulator that rules the day, and marks the seasons

Like our physical sun, Jesus as The Sun of Righteousness is at the center of the Bible.  Any position other than the center would make the Bible just another book.  Without Jesus as the center the church, the church would be just like any other man-made religious organization. As Spurgeon so aptly put it: “Not the pastor, not the church itself, not any rule or government, no bishop, no priest, and no Pope can be our center, Christ alone is our central sun. We follow as planets where he leads the way: around him we revolve, but we own no other Lord.”

Do you have Jesus, The Son of God, in your life as The Sun of Righteousness?

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Holy Father, Creator of ALL, thank you for being at the center of my life as The Sun of Righteousness.  Without Jesus I would be without hope, lost and undone. May ALL of my thoughts and actions be governed by the Holy Spirit that indwells me.  Amen and amen.

 

About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren - Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, and Mason & Rebecca Davenport. We have three great-grandchildren, Rhory Camile Murphy, Rhett Levi Murphy and Sawyer Joshua Murphy. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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One Response to The Sun of Righteousness

  1. bwebbjr says:

    Great article Jim … until you had mentioned the ‘Sun of Righteousness’ to me in the last few weeks, I was totally unfamiliar with its use in Malachi. Thanks for opening my eyes to another key truth in Scripture pointing us to the Lord Jesus Christ!

    Blessings brother!

    Bernie

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