WEDNESDAY 12 October, 2016
A Light in the Darkness
“For You are my lamp, O Lord; The Lordshall enlighten my darkness.
For by You I can run against a troop; by my God I can leap over a wall. - 2 Samuel 22:29-30
Notice, in this song, all the personal pronouns David used to let us know he had a relationship with the Lord. God enabled him to do so much––the LORD was David’s God! He illustrates the illuminating power of His God in his life; darkness was vanquished and God’s light brought strength and relief from any evil that tried to befall his steps.
How about other people? We live in a spiritually dark world where evil and corruption are all about us. There is also the darkness that comes from not knowing or believing in Jesus; those people have no spiritual light within them. They are spiritually dead in their sin (Ephesians 2:1). Satan would like them to remain in that fallen sinful state:
Whose minds the god of this age [Satan] has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them (2 Corinthians 4:4).
What is the light of the Gospel? Jesus, came to earth to die on the cross for our sins so that we can be forgiven and have eternal life (John 3:16). Jesus declared to us who He is: …Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). Jesus entered the darkness of this world and brought with Him the light of the Gospel message (John 1:1-4).
If you do not know God and your life is in darkness why not ask Jesus, the Light of the world, to come into your life today? Then you can you say with David––that the LORD is your God!
You are my God, and I will praise You;
You are my God, I will exalt You.
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