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June 19, 2020
I Am the Light of the World
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Jesus is the Light of the World
Jesus came as the light into a world filled with darkness. The darkness of sin had overcome the world. Jesus brought a shining hope of salvation and freedom. In John 8:12, He promised that those who followed Him would not walk in darkness, but in the light.
Those who walk in the light experience clarity. When you turn on a light, your path becomes clear. When you can’t read the small print, what do you do? You turn on more light. As you walk in the light of Christ, life’s decisions seem clearer. When you walk in the light, you see clearly what’s up ahead.
Those who walk in the light experience security. The shadows of fear disappear when you turn on the light. We all have had that experience of waking up and seeing a shadow in our room. Once you turn on the light, you see there was no reason to be afraid. A bright light chases away predators, dangers, and fear.
Those who walk in the light experience guidance. Years ago, I did a night scuba dive. The water was pitch black, but the divemaster had a yellow light on his tanks. As long as I followed the yellow light, I knew which way to go. They put lights on highway signs, so you know when to turn. When you walk in the light, God leads and shows you which way to go.
You are the Light of the World
Jesus took things to the next level when He declared that you are the light. He was the light of the world; now, we are the light of the world. You are to bring clarity, security, and guidance into the world you live.
Jesus didn’t say, “Try real hard to be the light.” He declared, “You are the light!” Strike a match, and it doesn’t try and be the light. By its nature, it shines brightly. No amount of darkness can overpower the smallest of lights. The darker the setting, the brighter the light.
As the light of the world, you bring the light of God’s kingdom into every situation.
Let’s review that promise one more time.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. – Matthew 5:14
Make these confessions.
- In Jesus Christ, I am the light of the world.
- I am a city set on a hill
- I bring the kingdom of God into every situation of life.
- I walk in clarity, security, and guidance.
- I bring the Father’s light to a world of darkness.
In Jesus Name,
Remember, you are the light of the world. Today, let it shine!
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Do you see yourself as the light of the world? Share in the comments how you let your light shine.