6th day of Christmas
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
One of the gifts of Jesus is wisdom or light for life. In 1 Kings 3, Solomon asks for wisdom. In John 8, Jesus offers wisdom to anyone who would believe Him. Standing in the treasury between the hanging lamps with people who would rather arrest Him than possess life, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.” No one can arrest or abuse Him, He is standing in the light of God and standing in the light of God, He is living in the time of God. The question becomes, do I want to live in the light of God, or do I want to climb the ladder of man? Do I want to live in the pleasures of God or in the pleasures of man? One choice puts our feet in heaven and the other keeps our feet here. One allows us to see and understand life and the other keeps us from seeing and understanding, stubbing our toes and losing our way. We see and understand life when we believe Jesus and look at and live out life the way He does. That’s called following Jesus. Want liberty? Live in the light of Jesus, He will keep us from the wrongs, the wounds, and the wrecks people discover in the dark.