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08/02/2011

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Afraid Of The Light?


"This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been through God" (Jn.3:19-21)

Little children are often afraid of the dark. Because there is no light, imaginations are able to run wild and fear may creep in. The darkness leaves no choice because nothing is seen. It is the light that enables us to see the differences between things...It is Christ who gives the true light. "He rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves" (Col.1:13). God chose to use the darkness as the symbol of evil. People who do evil always want to be in the dark because their deeds cannot be seen. In this darkness a heart can be imprisoned as it tries to behind anything it can. In today's verse we are told that light has come into the world. JESUS IS THAT LIGHT! He is the light of purity... He is the light of purpose...He is the light of peace...He is the light of prayer..."Yet I am writing a new command; its truth is seen in him and you, because darkness is passing and true light is already shining. Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him." (1 Jn.2:8-11). This scripture tells us what happens when one tries to use light language while still living a dark life. It is the old "walk the walk" thing. People will soon see the hypocrisy in the life of someone who says one thing and does another. In living the life that the Lord wants us to, light and dark cannot co-exist. The two sets of scriptures I used would be wonderful verses to meditate upon today. In our prayers, lets ask God for the courage and faith to step out of the darkness, and the confidence to walk in the light...

Have a wonderful day...Let the word be a lamp unto your path and a light to your feet... Love mark Phil.4:11

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