We have heard the promise of a “sun of righteousness” from the prophet Malachi:
Malachi 4:2 “But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.
Of course, Jesus the Messiah is “the sun of righteousness.” We heard about Him also in Psalm 84:11:
Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
And here is even more detail about this “sun” we know as Jesus Christ:
Psalm 19:4 …He has placed a tent for the sun,
Psalm 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
Psalm 19:6 Its rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
All these scriptures prophesy of Jesus our Lord: “The Sun of Righteousness.” Never forget that no star shines brighter to us than the sun. Every star illuminates darkness, but the sun eliminates it.
Therefore, let this “sun” do its work, which is to say, let the Son do His work.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted.