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from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of power,
the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD -...
6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 The infant will play near the hole of the cobra,
and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD
as the waters cover the sea.
10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious.
Let's PRAISE God for sending His Son Jesus, given as our sacrificial Lamb to atone for our sins, and for revealing Himself in Jesus.
Let's offer our THANKS for the Lord's lionlike care and protection! Then let's THANK the LORD for the gentleness of the Lamb, that soothingly forgives our sins as He tenderly gives us words of comfort & encouragement.
Ann Spangler, in her devotional "Praying the Names of God" shares these words from William Watley:
Today as you seek God's face, Praise Him for His strength and ask Him to reveal His lion like love and His fierce, protecting care. Then Confess any divideness in your heart toward doing God's will. Then remember to Thank Him for His care and protection. Ask the LORD to help you lean on His strength and protection, as you lean on the Lamb of God for His Comfort & any burdens that you need to lay at His feet today!
AFTER ALL HE'S THE LION and THE LAMB!