Saturday, January 2, 2010

Κύριος Notes:Light


Psalm 33
1 Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous:
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.

Scripture Reflections: Matthew 5
14"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

Light has a different function than salt, Jesus. The function of light is be clarity and allow function when it is dark. These people lived in a world that did not have a 75 watt light bulb to turn on...they had no light bulb moments.

It was a world that was controlled by the sun and the light of a candle in the darkness. They knew about the contrast of light and darkness. They knew about the darkness. It was light that gave them the cause for wonder It was the simple fact of the contrast and the clarity that would be different if the real function of the light was brought to the world. What did you mean by light of the world? The law and the prophets were the light that had been given. The work of God in there community was the light that they had been given.and to these people who did not yet have all of the light yet...still you told them to shine.

15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

In so many ways Lord Jesus your people are not a done product...we are always in the process of being transformed. It comes in waves of change but if we think that we are at the point where we are beyond change and continued new light we are deluding ourselves. Lord Jesus send the light...and help me shine brighter and clearer than I have ever shown before...shine in the night... shine in the world that surrounds...shine It is a simple message, strikingly profound. So the call is to shine in the place where we are put...shine with all that light that we have...shine!

Yesterdays light is not enough for today. We don't work on battery power...the connection to the source needs to be clear and connected for the light to continue.

16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

The reason for this clarity is not to be seen for our brilliance, but to point to the Father and to his grace and glory. Light is given to the glory of the Father and no one else.

Lord Jesus continue your work with your people.

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