In The Lord
“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light”
Theabove verse is very unequivocal in its description of you. It sayshitherto, not only were you in darkness, you were darkness personified. Now, you’re light in the Lord, glory to God! You’re light because you’reborn of God who is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all: “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). You’re just as He is; in you there’s no darkness at all.
In John 8:12, the Lord Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” What a declaration! He knew exactly who He was and was bold to declare it. Then, in Matthew 5:14, He said, “Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” He called us the light of the world! We are light just as He is light. Now, just like Him, we have to make bold declarations about who we are. He has said, “You are the light of the world,” so your response should be: “Yes! I’m the light of the world! Everywhere I go, I lightup the world!”
Somemay scoff or even get upset when you make such declarations, but don’tpay them any attention. They may even say, “We know you, and all theterrible things you did in the past”; it makes no difference. The Worddeclares that you’re no longer in darkness, but native-born to theLight. That’s all that counts: “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness (1Thessalonians 5:5 ( .
Makethis your consciousness throughout this month. Walk in the light ofGod’s Word; decide that your light will shine so brightly that otherswill see it and glorify your Father in heaven.
I thank you for qualifying me to be a partaker of theinheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. Darkness has no placein me, for I’m native-born to the light. I manifest this light to myworld ever so brightly today,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Colossians 1:12-13; Matthew 5:16
1 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 6:19-7:1-6; Genesis 20-22
2 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew4:12-25; Genesis 8