Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Shining Lives

God desires our lives to be bright. The world needs nothing so much as light; no light blazing in the far-off sky but light pouring out softly, low down, close by, from human lives which have been kindled at the heart of God. The aim of the gospel of Christ is to make human lives bright with the brightness of God's own holiness. There is a word in one of Paul's letters which puts this truth in the form of an exhortation: (Romans 12:2) "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind."

[J.R. Miller]

2 Corinthians 4:6 ... For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 5:16 ... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Isaiah 60:1 ... Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

Philippians 2:15 ... That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;❤