Chasing The Wind (3)

The deep calls to the deep; the shallow beckons to the shallow, yet all are fantasies, chasing the wind. I pondered on life, simmered on effects, and thought deeply on crucial life issues. Churches are no longer different from social circles or clubs. Most are reformed, tilting towards temporal. Eternal values are getting distinct in the priority of humankind. Men are no longer sure about religion. humans worship themselves rather than God the creator. God’s Word in our hearts furnishes the light to cover darkness. The world we live in is in total darkness because of Satan’s intrusion, and only the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior can bring us out of that darkness into the Light of God.

Psalm 19:8 says, “The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.”. Also, it is reiterated in Psalm 119:105, Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”

As children of light, believers must light the world with their deeds. “Put your trust in the light while you have it to become sons of light” (John 12:36). Light is both physical and spiritual. The references to physical light can be seen in Genesis 1:3,17, Exodus 10:23, and Job 36:30. Believers reflect spiritual light. Jesus says in Matthew 5:14 that we are “the light of the world.” “A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” Luke, the Gentile physician, wrote in Acts 13:47; “For this is what the Lord has commanded us: I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” Also, Philippians 2:15 says, “so that you may become blameless and pure children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation in which you shine like stars in the universe.” 1 Thessalonians 5:5 says “You are all sons of the light and sons of the day, and we do not belong to the night or the darkness.”

Christ is the light of the world; “in Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4). 2 Corinthians 4:6 says, “For God who said, “Let light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).

The light of life is promised only to:

  • The obedient (Job 22:28; Psalm 97:11).
  • The Upright (Psalm 112:4).
  • The Just (Proverbs 4:18.
  • The Benevolent (Isaiah 58:8).
  • The Church of the Future (Isaiah 60:20).
  • The followers of Christ (John 8:12; 1 John 2:10).

Believers’ duties in the light are couched in Six W’s:

  • Worshipping (2 Chronicles 5:13,14).
  • Working (John 9:4).
  • Warring (Romans 13:12).
  • Walking (Ephesians 5:8).
  • Witnessing (Philippians 2:15).
  • Watching (1 Thessalonians 5:5,6).

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