THE LIGHT OF GOD! (Part #1) 3-23-2014

posted Mar 22, 2014, 1:32 PM by Dale Barnes

I have walked into our living room, that has little outside lighting, with the idea of locating something that I need. After a short time I realized afresh that I needed more light, and reached for the light switch. It continues to amaze me how much better it is to have the lighting I need.

Jesus said, “If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness.”(Mt.6:23)  It is easy, in the world we live in, to think we have light (true understanding), but our light may be darkness. Jesus said, “Men love darkness instead of light.” (Jn.3:19) So we can be deceived! The Bible tells us, we need light!  It even points the way to the true light from God.

In talking to Christians, we are told “God...made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” (2Co.4:6)  The light of God’s truth points us to Jesus.  Jesus is the true light and he is ready to show us God’s way.

Speaking of God; the scripture tells us, “your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”(Ps.119:105)  His Word helps us, one step at a time, to walk in God’s counsel. In this case, the Word is a lamp to light our path, not a spotlight or “High Beams”.  The Lord’s Word helps us each step of our way.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  Notice this light is not just intellectual knowledge about religious concepts. It is the Light of life; the reality of God’s presence!  Wow!  Let’s all turn to Jesus!