Believe And Do Not Remain In Darkness

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is that penetrating light that shines through the darkness of our lives.

– Thomas W. Manson.

In our town, blackouts usually last for at least 24 hours. I remember that we prepare the day before for any tasks that need electricity. These were scheduled blackouts that sometimes starts at the wee hours of the night or lasts until the following day. The feeling of living in darkness is not fun. There are times I bump my toes on furniture because I cannot see where I was going. Moreover, studying was difficult as you have to strain your eyes in the small light from a candle. However, there is a source of light that does not fade, all we have to do is believe and we will not remain in darkness.

Bible Reading

Today’s devotional reading is from the Gospel according to John 12:46. Please, read our recent devotional from the 1st Letter of Peter 5:4: The Unfading Crown Of Glory From Jesus

Jesus’ is the light

In all four gospels written about Jesus Christ, He has claimed He is the Light. Not only is this seen in the New Testament, but as well as in the Old. When the prophet Isaiah wrote, The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined (Isaiah 9:1).

Jesus is the light of the world. And when we believe in Him, we no longer walk in darkness but in the light. Furthermore, we become little light in this world for others to see Jesus in us. We become this light, not because of our good works. But by the faith and love, we have for Jesus Christ He uses us to be the light for others. Therefore, why are you hesitant to believe in Him who is the light of the world? Accept Jesus Now.

Do not remain in darkness

The late R.C. Sproul once said that in our fallen condition, we are called children of darkness. And that darkness means a moral deficiency and corruption of the human heart. So, ask yourselves this my brothers and sisters, are you remaining to live in darkness? 

If you are in the current state of darkness do not fret for there is hope and that Hope gives the Light that will remove all the darkness in your life. Ask the Saviour to get you out of the darkness and into His light. Keep His commandments, walk in the path that He has set before you, and do not lose focus in Him. 

Reflection

This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
  1. What is your reflection on today’s devotional?
  2. Do you believe in Jesus Christ as the light of the world?
  3. Listen to this song

Prayer

Heavenly Father, we adore Your glorious name. We ask for your mercy for the times we have strayed away from You. For we have gone on our own way following what is evil on Your sight. We surrender all our sins at the foot of Jesus’ cross. May the precious blood of Christ wash away our sins.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for Your sacrifice on our behalf. We know that we do not deserve it, yet because of Your great love, You have redeemed us. We pray that the Holy Spirit will be with us to direct and guide us in the path that leads to You.

All these we pray in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.

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