"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: January 5

“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light” ~ Ephesians 5:8
God makes it very plain to us that we were not only in darkness --- but that we were darkness. But He makes it just as plain that since Christ indwells us, we actually are light. Here the cutting edge of this “clear stone” truth cleaves right to the dark core of our unwillingness to act as though what God says is true. “Cuts right through” to the dark center of our refusal to be what God has said we are in Christ. “… but now are ye light in the Lord …” We are beginning this year with the Lord of Light Himself. “I am come a light unto the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” Either Jesus Christ knew about Himself and spoke accurately of Himself or He did not. He has said He will never leave us or forsake us. He has declared Himself to be the Light of the world. The diamond clear words of Isaiah ring down through the ages, reaching us still diamond clear: “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee!” The glory … the very character … the very Light of God Himself is risen upon us and we sit in the corner and clutch at the darkness of our pet iniquities and complain “humbly” that we have lost our touch with God. My life is full of problems too. Just like yours. I also feel at times that I have lost my touch with God. What we feel is beside the point. Jesus is the Light of the world and He has risen in our lives and no amount of darkness can put Him out! This is fact:
"... I am the light of the world… in him is no darkness at all."

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