The Light of Scripture
For the last week, we have looked at light in the Bible. We have seen over and over again that God is light, seen most clearly in the Lord Jesus. We have seen that there is a day coming when darkness will be gone once and for all, and creation will shine in the brilliance of God’s glory. Christians are a people of hope, because we know that darkness will not win.
But, we live in a dark world. We live a children of light, and the Light of the World has given us a Great Commission, but where do we go? What do we do? How do we effectively shine as light in the world?
We find the answer in the Scripture. Everything we need to be faithful to God is found in that wonderful book. The psalmist says that God’s Word is a “lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” How do we know where to go? We follow the Bible.
Alexander MacLaren once said “A lamp is for night; light shines in the day…The Word is both to the psalmist.” So when things are difficult, and when it’s hard to see what’s next, we can trust the lamp of God’s Word to lead us. And, when things are bright and joyous, when we can see all the blessings of God’s grace around us, the light of his Word still shines through.
Do you regularly go to the light of God’s Word? Do you have a rhythm of basking in its rays? If not, today is a great day to start. Commit yourself to spending time with God in the Scriptures, asking the Holy Spirit to illuminate your mind and heart to see the wonderful radiance of the glory of God.
How important is the Bible to you? If someone watched you for a week, would their opinion match yours?
What is your plan for spending time regularly in the Bible?
What is something God has shown you recently in the Word?
How can I encourage my friends to see the importance of reading and studying Scripture?