Have you ever thought about how surprising God is? Wouldn’t it be completely natural if Scripture were to cast Him as some kind of superman, as a new and improved version of a human being? But Scripture isn’t natural. It is a supernatural disclosure of God and His plans for us, one that would not have occurred to us in a million years. Who could have imagined God on a cross, who is a King and Servant, a Lion and a Lamb, a God whose justice is trumped by His mercy? Aren’t you glad that God’s ways are not your ways and that His thoughts are as far above yours as the heavens are above the earth? Today, as you meditate on the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, let Him expand your notion of who He is and how He thinks about you. Begin by thanking Him for calling you out of the anguish and exile of sin into His loving and merciful protection.
Hosea 11:9-11 “I will not carry out my fierce anger, nor will I turn and devastate Ephraim again. For I am God, and not a human being—the Holy One among you. I will not come against their cities. They will follow the LORD; He will roar like a lion. When He roars, He children will come trembling from the west. They will come trembling like birds from Egypt, like doves from Assyria. I will settle them in their homes,” declares the LORD.
Proverbs 19:12 A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
Proverbs 28:1 The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as lion.
Continued Prayer and Praise
Recall His great power. (Psalm 106:8) Remember that the Lord is a Lion who does battle for His people. (Isaiah 21:4-5)