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Exposed in the Light

October 3, 2017



Exposed in the Light

Most crimes are committed  under the cover  of darkness  or some other hidden circumstance.     The perpetrator must remain undetected  in order to be successful  in his scheme  —  whatever it might be.

We might shake our heads  as we think  of all the crimes committed  —  but,  do we ever consider  the crimes we commit.     We are all sinners,  who don’t like  having our wrongdoing aired  before God’s holy eyes.     It is only natural  that we want  to hide our sins  from God,  when we see His holiness.

But,  something different happens  in the hearts  of those  who love truth  —  those who understand  that Jesus is  the fulfillment  of all the Old Testament prophecies  of our real Savior  from sin.     Jesus explained this difference  to Nicodemus  in John 3:17-21.

For God  did not send the Son  into the world  to judge the world;  but that the world  should be saved  through Him.     He who believes  in Him  is not judged;  he who does not believe  has been judged already,  because he has not believed  in the name  of the only begotten Son  of God.

And this is the judgment,  that the light  is come  into the world,  and men  loved the darkness  rather than the light;  for their deeds  were evil.     For everyone  who does evil  hates the light,  and does not come  to the light,  lest his deeds  should be exposed.

But,  he who practices  the truth  comes to the lightthat his deeds  may be manifested  as having been wrought  in God.

Physical light  is not only necessary  to see well,  but it also enables plant and animal life  to exist.     Spiritual light  is absolutely necessary  for spiritual growth  and eternal life.     Jesus is the spiritual light  we all need.     In John 8:12 Jesus says,

I am the light  of the world;  he who follows Me  shall not walk  in the darkness,  but shall have the light  of life.

In all this scripture  Jesus says  we do need  to follow Him  and practice the truth.     Whoever honestly  practices truth  comes to the light  —  comes to Jesus.     In Jesus’ light  we do confess our sins,  but something important happens.

Our confession  and repentance  before Jesus  washes away  all our sins.     We become free  from all our works  of darkness.     We no longer carry the burden  of our wickedness.

That is when  our life changes.     That is when we joyfully strive  to change  our sinful lifestyle.     And,  that is when  everyone will see  that the way  we now live  is a work of God  —  wrought in God.     It will be the difference  between night  and day  —  dark  and light  —  enslavement  and freedom  —  guilt  and total forgiveness.

So,  Jesus was saying  to Nicodemus  that everyone  who faces the truth  and honestly practices truth  will follow Jesus  in all  of His ways.     Being in the truth  is a total way  of life  —  not a pick  and choose way  of being.

If we enjoy the light  of Jesus’ forgiveness  and salvation,  we will live like it  in all our ways  —  just because we love the light  He gives  in this dark world.     Let us get exposed  to the Light.

As we grow spiritually  in His light  and look forward  to eternal life  with our Lord,  we will say,  “Hallelujah!     Our Lord’s way  is all-gloriously beautiful.”



A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.



The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4


Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13


O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3




Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12








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