The Path of Light

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Light is central to creation. We see its importance when God spoke the words, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3). Light is central to our relationship with God. He guides us, for He is our light (Psalm 27:1). He provides “a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105).

Light is central to the testimony of believers. We are to “let our light shine before others” that they might see that our faith is real and how much Jesus has changed our lives (Matthew 5:16).

In contrast, darkness is associated with everything opposed to God. Darkness provides a cloak, a place where people try to hide.

The Bible encourages us to live in the light and let God’s light shine, so we can see more clearly, what we are doing. We should live in ways that are pleasing to God, obedient to His Word. We should be completely committed to doing what is right, ready for the examination of His Spirit. This path is “like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.”

In contrast, “the way of the wicked is like deep darkness.” They avoid the light and thus don’t have a clear idea of where they are going, what they are doing, or the implications of their actions.

Seek to live in the light. Be transparent and pleasing to God. Always let your light shine.