Topic: The Light
The thought : Walking in the light of God's word.
Isa. 5:20 says: "Woe unto them who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light, and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter."
Now we know that every body is not going to be saved. Everybody does not want to be saved. Now they may not know it, but they are walking in darkness. If we do not have Jesus in our lives, if we do not walk in the light of God's word, and worship him as the King of King's, and Lord of Lord's, if we do not live our lives for him each day, and thank him every morning, noon and night, for just giving us life, breathing air into our body. If we do not set aside some times each day to pray, to read his word, to meditate on his mercy and his goodness. Then we are walking in darkness for Jesus is the light of the world. St. John 8:12 "Then spake Jesus again unto them saying, "I am the Light of the World. He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." We need to make a decision, do we call evil good, and good evil. Do we call bitter sweet, and sweet bitter, or do we call it just like it is, sin is sin, whether it is in a pain of blue jeans or a three piece suit. You could place "sin" in a box, and tie it with a beautiful ribbon, with a bow on top of it, but sin still lives in the box. You might even camflody it as love, but unless it is as God ordained it in marriage, it still remains sin. We are to walk in the light, as we come to the light, for sin lives in the darkness. Things that are evil, unholy, and ungodly live in the darkness. You may perfume it, bathe it, but it still stinks to the nostrils of God. Psa. 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." God's word show us where we are now standing with him, and a light shows us what steps to take next. The world is living, and walking in darkness, but to them they say they are walking in the light, and you can't tell them any different. They are as dead men walking, if they are not walking in Jesus, who is the "Light of the world." What the world see's is artificial light, not the spiritual from God. "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. St. John 9:5 No one can hide their sins in the darkness, no matter how hard they try.
I Cor. 4:5 "Until the Lord come, who both will bring to light, the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsel of the heart." God gives every man the right to choose, and I am sorry to say, most men choose sin, because they love the darkness. In our home we feel safe, for there is light in our home. Not the natural light, but the spiritual light, because we try to see to it that Jesus lives there with us and in us. But once we go outside we step into a world of darkness, and the only light we have is the light we take with us inside, which is the Holy Ghost. Satan is the Prince of this world, he is the Prince of darkness. Isa. 59:9 "Therefore is justice far from us, neither doth righteousness over take us, we want for light, but behold obscurity, for brightness, but we walk in darkness." Obscurity: means, conceal, confuse, darken, gloomy, hard to make out. We look outside, and we say it is daylight, the darkness of the night is over, but to some it is still dark. Their minds are dark, they live in darkness, because their minds are evil, their desires are evil. St. Matt. 6:23 "But if thine eye be evil, the whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness." Jesus was the Light of the world. Even though he no longer walks the earth in human form, he walks it in his sons and daughters. We are now the Light of the world. So let your light shine that others may see Jesus Christ in us. St. Matt. 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorfy your father which is in heaven." If we do not have Jesus, who is the light of the world, for our light comes from him, and if a person does not have Jesus in their lives, then how can they have any light. Their light is only artificial light. Artificial Christianity, or pretending to be the real light as the Pharesees. The world cannot have the light, and leave Jesus out. The Church world cannot have the light and leave Jesus out. Everyone out there in the world that has Jesus Christ in their lives, let your light shine that some other soul may see the light and you may help them along life's way. May God Bless.