Posts Tagged ‘light’

Proverbs 13:9-12

verse 9: “The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.”

Ever had a light go out on you? Especially if it’s your flashlight during a power outage…one moment you’re secure in the fact that you can see even in the darkness, and the next….you freeze, trying to remember where everything was as you slowly try to move forward, bumping into stuff…and hoping that the fuzzy object you feel with your bare feet IS the pet cat! 🙂

We take light for granted. The light of the righteous is one that burns brightly (merrily as the Holman concordance makes reference to it). But the lamp of the wicked will eventually go out…leaving them in darkness that is far from secure.

So, Christian….are you letting your light burn brightly today?

Have a blessed day!

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verse 23: “For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life,”

Solomon is talking about avoiding adultery in the remaining verses of this chapter, and the analogy used here is that of a lamp and light. Those who know about my blog know that the verse I quote for the blog title is Psalms 119 verse 105: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Light and the source of light are fascinating. We cannot live without light. Even those who may be blind can still feel light. We are less afraid in the light (remember, why do you think most monster movies are set in the dark? :-))

As the lamp is the source of light in this analogy, so the commandment, God’s law, is the source of the teaching we need. No matter how good a child can or may be, there will also come the time when they test the boundaries…try to stray from the path. The parent is there to correct and reprove the child; not because they hate the child, but because they love him or her. So does God “straighten us out” when we get crooked, so to speak. God hates sin, but He does love us.

Have a blessed day!

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verses 5-6: “For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”

Have you ever polished something to such a finish that it almost became a perfect mirror? We’ve all seen the images on television of someone waxing their car to a “high-gloss shine” or polishing a surface “till you could see your face in it”.

Have you also ever noticed how just one little light can pierce darkness? We lost electricity the other night due to a lightning storm in our area. As I fumbled through the house to the closet, I was glad I knew where the battery-powered lantern was. Just turning it on gave me enough light to read the phone number to call the power company and report the outage. I was even able to get more light when I entered the bathroom, because the mirror reflected the light.

Light and reflection. Something that reflects doesn’t reflect unless there is light. Jesus is the light in a Christian’s life. He is “the One”, the “glory of God in the face of Christ”. Paul and his fellow bond-servants were reflections of Jesus; he stated “we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord”. Are you reflecting Jesus today?

May God bless you this day

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