The night is nearly over;
the day is almost here.
So let us put aside the deeds of darkness
and put on the armor of light
He likely thought he was enlightened. (Goodness knows he was plenty religious.) But he was blinded by darkness . . . long before he was blinded by the light.
Saul of Tarsus sought God’s will . . . but he couldn’t see it—without light from the Lord Jesus.
“The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple”
God’s Word is light.
I remember being blinded by religion. Until I “saw” Jesus through the truth of His Word.
The light of His Word shone in my heart, rending the veil of darkness and opening wide eyes of faith.
For God, who said,
“Let light shine out of darkness,”
made his light shine in our hearts
to give us the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God
in the face of Christ
(2 Cor 4:6).
Are you searching for God? You will find Him in the Christ of His Word.
Or maybe you need some illumination for the complex issues we’re facing. Turn to the teachings of Jesus in the gospels. Jesus speaks light into darkness—for light was created in the beginning by His very word.
His word brought order in the beginning and can do the same with the chaos and confusion in our culture. God’s inerrant Word helps to reason through rhetoric and expose distortions to truth.
Only when Jesus shone His light on Saul’s life was he able to see the path and purpose for his life. Only then was he able to see truth. Only then could he recognize the false, heretical theologies of his day.
Light will do all that.
Let’s pray all Jesus-followers will tread more light-ly, not softly or delicately—but in the light.