Keep the Light on!

29 Apr

Exodus 27:  God’s directions for building the altar and courtyard.

Lessons for Living Today:

The Tabernacle and its furnishings, built according to God’s directions, were a beauty to behold. bible and lamp The lamp allowed one to behold the beauty.  The purity of the fuel for the light allowed the best light possible.  Without the lamp, the Tabernacle was unusable because of the darkness.  The light allowed the ceremonies to take place that God had specified. The ceremonies were not ritual for ritual’s sake.  They had purpose and meaning that united mankind with God is a special way.

A life, built upon the foundation of God’s Word, is a beauty to behold.  It serves as the lamp of our lives ever bringing out God’s beauty to those our life touches.  At least, that is the plan.  Too often the darkness of pride and selfishness worms its way into our lives. When the world sees inconsistencies in the one who claims to be a Christian they scream out hypocrisy!  Oh, how they love saying that!  It takes the focus off of them and puts it on the Christian. The world judges God by the behavior of those who claim to follow Him.

The lamp of God’s Word needs daily tending to keep His light burning.   We tend the lamp by spending time in God’s Word daily, looking to Him for strength and guidance to live our daily lives.  Your calendar will reflect the light of God’s Word.  God’s light will magnify the needs of those around us, calling us to reach out to them.  In the absence of the pure light of God’s Word all sorts of evil sneak into our world.  We begin making judgments according to society’s opinions instead of looking to the Author of Creations instructions. Proverbs 14:12 warns us: “There’s a way of life that looks harmless enough; look again—it leads straight to hell.”

God’s Question: Will you keep the light of My Word burning?

God’s Promise: My light opens the eyes of the spiritually blind.

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for the wonderful light of Your Word.

I am sorry I don’t “turn-on” your light more often.

Thank You for your patience with my failures.

Help me be patient with others and show Your love.

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