“A star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel.” “Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” “We have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.” “”And I will give him the morning star… Behold, I am coming soon… I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end… I, Jesus,.. am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” Numbers 24:17; 2 Peter 1:19; Isaiah 60:3; Revelation 2:28; 22:12-13,16
Light was from the beginning created and ordained to distinguish out of chaos light from darkness, morning from night, to identify the Shekinah glory of God’s presence, to expose all that He would make and give to man. Stars were made to determine and rule day and night, to be signs for times and seasons, to give light by which we could see, comprehend, and know the way before us, and to twinkle and shoot in streaks to evoke imagination and wonder, humility and praise. The naming of Jesus our Redeemer and Savior as the bright morning star magnifies Him as the Revealer and Sustainer of all He has made and all that is good, the One Who orders our calendar and all of history, and the Victor before Whom all will one day bow. (Genesis 1:3-4,14-18; 37:9; Job 9:9-10; 38:31-33; Psalm 8:3,4,9; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)
My Jesus, King from royal lineage, Light of the world, resplendent One Who was and is and is to come, is the poetic Bright Morning Star that sings in each new day. He is the hope of nations, and conclusion of history. He holds a scepter of power, loyalty, and righteousness, He is the One whose spirit rises in my heart to give understanding of the prophetic word, the promises, the sound truth of the holy book.
Because of Him, I live certain, unshaken, not fearing bad news because He holds all authority and righteously reigns. I live in confidence, because He lights the way before me, even if only a step at a time, and knows the way I take. It may be long, it may be hard, but he refines and sanctifies me as gold. I live in dawn’s perpetual hope, because His mercies are new every morning. (Job 23:10; Psalm 112:7; Lamentations 3:22-23; John 8:12; Revelation 1:8)
“Wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him…’ And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Matthew 2:1-2,9-10
My Morning Star, cause Your brightness to rise in me. May I steadfastly follow You, and daily worship, offering my treasures of which You are worthy, bowing in humble amazement and surrender, and praise.