Thanks, Jesus, for the victory YOU bring!
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“…had His name and His Father’s name written on their foreheads… who did not defile themselves… kept themselves pure… followed the Lamb wherever He goes … purchased from among men … offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb.” (Exodus 23:19; James 1:18)
“No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.” (v 1, 4-5 NIV)
“This calls for PATIENT ENDURANCE on the part of the saints who OBEY God’s commandments and REMAIN FAITHFUL to Jesus.” (v 12 NIV)
Sovereign God, THANK YOU that I can call You “Father,” that I am Yours. Thank You for giving me Your name — not because of any act I’d done, but because of what Jesus did on the cross for me. Help me to remain pure in my mind, heart, and body. Help me to keep my eyes on You, following Your lead always. Thank You for redeeming my life from being a slave to sin! May I ever remain surrendered to You, just like a sacrificial offering. Keep me in Your Truth and blameless. Above all, may I obey and trust You so that patient endurance may be second-nature to me.
Thank You for the promise and assurance of seeing You one day and then being with You forever. Until that Day, here’s my heart, my life — keep on making me just like Jesus. Amen.