“‘So may all your enemies perish, Lord! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.’ Then the land had peace forty years.” (Judges 5:31, NIV)
Think of the sun when it rises in its strength. We can feel its warm and comforting presence. It provides light so we can see where we are going. Christians are called to be lights in this darkened world.
Scripture affirms our identity as light bearers: “You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness” (1 Thessalonians 5:5, NIV).
Again, we are challenged to be lights: “…that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:15, NKJV).
Each Christian has the daily opportunity to be a light in their personal world. We are the message bearers of the good news, as attested in this verse: “But it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Timothy 1:10, NIV).
We say in KingdomNomics that if we are to be an effective light bearer, we have to be like a flashlight filled with new and powerful batteries. A flashlight without the batteries empowering it is useless.
In our lives, the Holy Spirit is the battery empowering us, infusing the aroma of life that makes us effective in showing the way to life and immortality through the gospel of knowing Jesus Christ in a personal way.
Today, ask yourself:
Am I a light in my world pointing the way to life and immortality? Am I sharing the good news of Jesus Christ?