Scripture Reading: Psalm 36:1-12
Verses 8 – 9 of our scriptural reference says, “We feast on the abundant food you provide, you led us drink from the river of your goodness. You are source of all life, and because of your light we see your light.” St. Paul writing to the Corinthian Christians says, “When anyone is joined to Christ he is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come.” A man can be in the church for years but remain blind. He may be a church worker, minister and even highly recognized for his or her contribution to the growth of the church. The blindness springs not from a physical appearance but as a result of the failure to yield to God’s word and understand spiritual truth. The word of God is light, so is the Spirit of God. The bible says in Psalm 119:105 and 130, that “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. The entrance of thy words giveth light, it giveth understanding into the simple.”
Therefore, you may think you are doing right but when the light of God’s word shines upon your heart, you will realize that you are indeed in darkness. A man on whom the light of God’s word has shone cannot afford to support any evil thing such as involvement in corrupt or immoral practices. A man under the light of God cannot afford to abandon his wife for whatever reason. The love of God is greater than whatever offence metted out to you. You are a principal and you arrange special teachers in the examination hall for your candidates, what sort of light are you shinning on them. Are you one of those who lambast your colleagues for standing for what is right? God’s light will brighten your path and lead you in the direction you should go. The light will expose the hidden darkness on your path; help you identify the enemies that may hinder you. The light will expose even the hidden thoughts and plans you have hatched which are evil in the sight of God. How do you feel when the priest, pastor, or a preacher talks about the very sin you committed yesterday or the ones you are planning to commit.
Therefore, when the light of God comes upon you, you will come to a better understanding of sin and righteousness. You will no longer use your human justification for sin. The light will expose evil and dangers associated with taken the wrong path. When you are in the light of God; darkness will run far away from you. It was the true light of God that changed Paul; the scale of darkness fell from his eyes, and he came to a better understanding of God and the Savior Jesus Christ. He had thought he was in the light. The radiant glory of the divine light turned him into a saint that tore down the kingdom of darkness. If indeed you want to see the true light, turn your attention to God. Ask Him to expose every evil in you by his light and make you exactly what He wants you to be.
- Take a worship song as you are led.
- O God! Dispel every darkness around my life.
- Open my eyes, O God to see your true light.
- I am tired of my human sense knowledge; illuminate my heart to understand your ways O God.
- Pray for those who are yet to give their lives to Christ that the light of God will shine upon them today.
Exercise: Take the prayer of Self-Surrender to God twice today.
Memory verse: 1John 1:5