Counseling One Another

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Counseling One Another

Jesus throughout the Bible

Years ago, someone captured the centrality of Christ in the Bible by identifying the reflection of His image in each book. It goes like this:

  • In Genesis, Jesus is the ram at Abraham’s altar.
  • In Exodus, He’s the Passover Lamb.
  • In Leviticus, He’s the High Priest and the sacrifice.
  • In Numbers, He’s the cloud by day and pillar of fire by night.
  • In Deuteronomy, He’s the city of our refuge.
  • In Joshua, He’s the better Joshua who leads us to eternal rest.
  • In Judges, He is our Judge.
  • In Ruth, He is our kinsman redeemer.
  • In 1st and 2nd Samuel, He’s our trusted prophet.
  • In Kings and Chronicles, He’s our reigning King.
  • In Ezra, He is our faithful scribe.
  • In Nehemiah, He’s the rebuilder of what is broken.
  • In Esther, He is the invisible hand of Providence.
  • In Job, He’s our redeemer who lives forever.
  • In Psalms, He is my shepherd and I shall not want (any other)
  • In Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, He’s our wisdom.
  • In the Song of Solomon, He’s the bridegroom.
  • In Isaiah, He’s the suffering Servant.
  • In Jeremiah and Lamentations, it is Jesus who is the weeping Prophet.
  • In Ezekiel, He’s the wonderful four-faced man.
  • In Daniel, He is the fourth man in the midst of a fiery furnace.
  • In Hosea, He is the forever-faithful husband.
  • In Joel, He baptizes us with the Holy Spirit.
  • In Amos, He’s our burden bearer.
  • In Obadiah, our Savior.
  • In Jonah, He is the foreign missionary who takes the Word of God to the world.
  • In Micah, He is the Messenger with beautiful feet.
  • In Nahum, He is the avenger.
  • In Habakkuk, He is the watchman who is ever praying for revival.
  • In Zephaniah, He is the Lord who is mighty to save.
  • In Haggai, He is the restorer of what is lost.
  • In Zechariah, He is our fountain
  • In Malachi, He is the Son of Righteousness with healing in His wings.
  • In Matthew, He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
  • In Mark, He is the miracle worker.
  • In Luke, He’s the Son of Man.
  • In John, He is the door by which everyone must enter.
  • In Acts, He is the shining light that appears to Saul on the road to Damascus.
  • In Romans, He is just and the justifier of every sinner who turns to Him.
  • In 1 Corinthians, our resurrection.
  • In 2 Corinthians, our sin-bearer.
  • In Galatians, He redeems us from the curse of the Law.
  • In Ephesians, He is the unsearchable riches.
  • In Philippians, He is our joy.
  • In Colossians, He’s the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form.
  • In 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, He is our soon-coming King.
  • In 1st and 2nd Timothy, He Is the mediator between God and man.
  • In Titus, He is our blessed hope.
  • In Philemon, He is a friend who forgives.
  • In Hebrews, He’s the blood of the everlasting covenant.
  • In James, He is the Lord who works out our salvation.
  • In 1 Peter, He is the Chief Shepherd.
  • in 2 Peter, He is the Judge who will burn the earth with fire.
  • In 1st and 2nd and 3rd John, it is Jesus who has the tenderness of love.
  • In Jude, He is the Lord coming with 10,000 saints.
  • And in Revelation, lift up your eyes, Church, for your redemption draws near…He Is king of Kings and lord of Lords. He is coming again.

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