Thursday, October 7, 2010
October 7 – Diadems of Righteousness
Imagine . . . one of the most powerful potentates of all time has sent for his wife, the crowned Queen Vashti. He is banqueting with nobles from all his vast provinces. She refuses to come.
Before we try to come to a “BEST RESPONSE” conclusion, let’s take a look at some invitations that might be personally familiar to us.
Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. (Psalm 34:11)
Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. (Psalm 95:6)
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. (Ps. 100:2)
"And it shall be from new moon to new moon And from sabbath to sabbath, All mankind will come to bow down before Me," says the LORD. (Is. 66:23)
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:6)
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Mt. 11:28)
Draw near, O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples! Let the earth and all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it. (Is. 34:1)
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8)
We are the monastic women of Cor Unum. When the Lord bids us come, we appear in diadems of righteousness.