Hey, Calvary Fremont –
Many of us have realized that we’ll never have beautiful bodies. And though this may be true of you, you can have a beautiful soul. The three most beautiful souls in the Old Testament are Joseph, Jonathan, and Daniel.
Joseph was hated by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongly accused of attempted rape, thrown into prison, and left to rot there by those who should have helped to get him released. The whole while he remained true to God. Because he could interpret Pharaoh’s dream, he was promoted to the right hand of Pharaoh. When his brothers feared that he would wreak vengeance on them – he forgave them and recognized the providence of God
Jonathan was the son of King Saul and heir to the throne of Israel. Soon it would be King Jonathan. But along comes David – bold and brave, dashing and daring, fearless and ferocious. Jonathan knew instinctively that David was going to be the next king of Israel. This beautiful soul felt no threat, only love for the anointed of God. And though his father Saul tried to kill David, Jonathan protected David and even told David that he would be the next king.
Daniel was a Jewish exile to Babylon who refused to be sucked into the dynamics of that culture and have his Jewish identity erased. Who he was and what God had called him to be was precious to him and he wouldn’t allow Babylonian cancel culture to cancel his Jewishness and all the values he held dear.
Joseph had nothing and was given a throne. His endurance through hardship, forgiving spirit, and one who submitted himself to God’s plan make him a beautiful soul.
Jonathan had a throne and gave it away to David. His humility in forsaking privilege and voluntarily giving up his throne to God’s anointed make him a beautiful soul.
Daniel was something and refused to be anything else. The immovable purpose he clung to make him a beautiful soul.
Joseph and Jonathan and Daniel all point to Jesus.
Jesus was stripped to nothing and was given everything.
Jesus had everything and gave it all away.
Jesus was something and refused to be anything else.
The endurance of Joseph points to Christ.
The humility of Jonathan points to Christ.
The immoveable purpose of Daniel points to Christ.
Jesus manifested a beautiful soul.
Be a beautiful soul.
Be blessed and stay healthy and follow Jesus – Pastor Tim