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The LORD Is My Light

February 5, 2019

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The LORD Is My Light

Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light  and my salvation.

All his life,  King David depended  on the LORD  to show him  what to do  and how to do it.     Whether he was shepherding his sheep,  standing up for the truth  of God’s authority over life  in front of Goliath,  or leading Israel  in battles  against their enemies,  David always went  to the Lord first  and foremost.

Even more importantly,  David looked  to the Lord for guidance  in righteousness — right living — and salvation.     David wanted  to always have the right attitude  towards our Maker and Redeemer,  so that he could be confident  in his salvation.     He realized  that the Almighty is totally pure and holy — and cannot abide the filth of sin  in His presence.     For the sake  of God’s love and holiness,  David greatly desired to live  in that same kind  of righteousness and goodness.

God,  in His righteousness,  will never refuse  to give us the light we need  for right living  and eternal salvation.     Our Lord greatly desires  that we constantly stay in touch  with Him,  as we make our way  through this life.     He wants  to be our Light,  showing us step-by-step  how to live rightly  in faith,  for our salvation.

But,  the world is competing with God and claims  that it has the ability  to show us the way  we can get the most  out of life.

The world has all sorts  of philosophies,  traditions,  idols,  gross living styles,  and imaginations  that claim to make us successful,  powerful,  and in control of life.     Every one of their ways  definitely leads  to eternal damnation.     People vainly imagine  that they are enlightened,  but they are not.     Their so-called  “light”  is dark  and evil.    It’s as Jesus says in Luke 11:34-36,

The lamp of your body  is your eye;  when your eye is clear,  your whole body also is full of light,  but when it is bad,  your body also is full of darkness.

Then watch out  that the light in you  may not be darkness.     If therefore  your whole body  is full of light,  with no dark part in it,  it shall be wholly illumined,  as when the lamp  illumines you  with its rays.

We need to be careful  that what we call  “light”  really is light.     If we want  to call the world’s philosophies,  traditions,  idolatry,  gross living styles,  and imaginations  our  “light”,  then we are choosing  to live in darkness  and evil.     David was right  when he chose the  LORD  as his light.     With the LORD as his light,  David was able  to live in the forgiveness of the Lord  and receive constant guidance  for right living.     He even was able  to record many prophecies  regarding the coming of Jesus Christ.     That is living close to God  in God’s light.

We,  too,  can live  in God’s light  as we apply His word  to our lives.     Jesus plainly let us know  in John 8:12,

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

Let us get out of the darkness  of this world  and into the light  of the Lord,  the Creator,  Redeemer,  and Judge of all.     Then we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  there is great peace and surety  in Your light,  because You are pure and holy  in all Your ways.”

Love,
Margaret

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