Sun of Righteousness

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.  Psalm 112:4

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.   Revelation 22:16

He who overcomes, and he who keeps my works to the end, to him I will give authority over the nations.  He will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I also have received of my Father: and I will give him the morning star.  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  Revelation 2:26-29

We have the more sure word of prophecy; and you do well that you heed it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the morning star arises in your hearts:  knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of private interpretation.  For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke, being moved by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:19-21

Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me, but in him who sent me.  He who sees me sees him who sent me.  I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.  If anyone listens to my sayings, and doesn’t believe, I don’t judge him. For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.  He who rejects me, and doesn’t receive my sayings, has one who judges him. The word that I spoke, the same will judge him in the last day.  For I spoke not from myself, but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.   I know that his commandment is eternal life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said to me, so I speak.” John 12:44-50

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made.  In him was life, and the life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn’t overcome it.  There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.  The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him.  He was not the light, but was sent that he might testify about the light.  The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn’t recognize him.  He came to his own, and those who were his own didn’t receive him.  But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name:  who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.   The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:1-14

His father, Zacharias, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people; and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David  (as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets who have been from of old), salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us;  to show mercy towards our fathers, to remember his holy covenant, the oath which he swore to Abraham, our father, to grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, should serve him without fear,  In holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.  And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways,  to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins,  because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dawn from on high will visit us, to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to guide our feet into the way of peace.”  Luke 1:67-79

He answered them, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,  the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom; and the darnel weeds are the children of the evil one.  The enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.  As therefore the darnel weeds are gathered up and burned with fire; so will it be at the end of this age.  The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity,  and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be weeping and the gnashing of teeth.  Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.   Matthew 13:37-43

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying,  “Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him.”   Matthew 2:1,2

I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.  Numbers 24:17

But to you who fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings. You will go out, and leap like calves of the stall. You shall tread down the wicked; for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I make,” says Yahweh of Armies.   Malachi 4:2,3

Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.  Hosea 6:3

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.  And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.   Isaiah 60:1-3

Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Jesse says, the man who was raised on high says, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Israel:  “Yahweh’s Spirit spoke by me. His word was on my tongue.  The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, ‘One who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of God,  shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, when the tender grass springs out of the earth, through clear shining after rain.’   2 Samuel 23:1-4