WALK IN THE LIGHT
“You must live like people who belong to the light”.
Eph 5:8 GNB
Where there is light, there is also darkness. In the rhythm of revolving days and nights of God’s created order, darkness and light alternate with one another. But where light and darkness are thought of as symbols, they contend with each other, darkness becoming a symbolic representation of evil, sin, and malice. A lighthouse guides ships away from dangerous rocks. A floodlight banishes the darkness and makes a possible raid by thieves difficult. Light is synonymous with the daytime, the sunrise and the morning. It can also mean truth, knowledge and insight. All the negative things we associate with darkness are reversed when we think of the light.
And Christian believers are people of the light. Jesus is “The light of the world”. He opened the eyes of the blind bringing sight and light, and pointed people to God. He was God’s revelation of himself, throwing light on who God was and enabling people to come to know God as their Father. But Paul taught, when he spoke to the Christians at Ephesus, that they not only had to “see the light”, they also had to live in the light. What they did had to reflect the truth of God, their deeds and actions pointing people to the one true God, and away from the darkness of paganism.
Are you living in the light? Do you stick with the truth, your actions upright and honest? Do you behave responsibly and with maturity – especially in your dealings with people who are weaker than you are? Do you avoid questionable business dealings? Do you shun underhanded activities which some engage in to make a quick buck? Always rather, live in the light.
Lord, help me to walk in your light always