Saturday, June 27, 2009
We See Light
7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.
Psalm 36:7-9, English Standard Version
We See Light
When I read verses such as those shown above from Psalm 36, I do not understand why everyone would not want to be a Christian. Look at what is available to the saints of God.
*God's precious, steadfast love.
*Refuge in the shadow of God's wings.
*Feasting on the abundance of God's house.
*Drinking from the river of God's delights.
*The fountain of life.
*We see light from God's light.
If these verses are true, which of course they are, why do we see so many Christians with sad faces and no purpose in their lives. What could possibly happen in their lives that would tear them away from God's light?
The Psalmist continues in verse 11 with these words.
Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me,
nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
Here are probably the two most common reasons we Christians are walking in the shadows instead of the full light of God's light, and I am the most guilty of all: Pride and the hand of the wicked. How quickly we are filled with pride when we think of how Godly we are! And, how much we are influenced by the ungodly world in which we live.
Let us this day, look upon the Lord Jesus Christ and cry out to him for help, that in God's light we see light!
May His grace shine upon you.
God Bless You,