Daily Thoughts : July 8th

   

Isa 60:20   Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.

     

This chapter in Isaiah begins, Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you (Isa 60:1). It is a prophecy of encouragement to Israel. Israel, as on numerous occasions, had been through a period of darkness spiritual and social. Darkness in scripture is used to refer to gloom, being spiritually low, oppressed by the enemy and living in sin out of harmony with God. When they had been led in the desert to the Promised Land they had been led by a pillar of fire (Ex 13:21), the light of God's presence which was particularly manifest when the Tabernacle was completed (Ex 40:34) and later when the Temple was completed (1 Kings 8:11).

 

In today's world we rely upon the sun in the day and the moon at night to provide light for us. There is coming a day, the Lord was saying, when I will be all the light you need. Now that seems literally so in the prophecies of Revelation (Rev 21:23), but Jesus also said, I am the Light of the world (Jn 8:12). Today the prophetic promise has been fulfilled and you and I walk in the light as he is in the light (1 Jn 1:7). He reveals things as they are and shows us the way ahead. Today ask him to do that for you to show you how things are in reality in the world, and the way ahead for you to walk through it in holiness and rightness, in his light.

 

     

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