Walking into the light.
Psalm 59 are the words of King David. He describes the time when Saul sent men to watch his house so that they might kill him. Within his prayer are words that seemingly jump away from his current situation. “You, LORD God of hosts, are the God of Israel. Awake to punish all the nations; spare none of those who treacherously plot evil.” (Psalms 59:5) That day will come, but God has not been sleeping. He has been patient not wanting any to perish, but to repent and live in His light. (2 Peter 3:9)
Who has not heard “whosoever will?” But have you heard the reason for the “whosoever won’t?” “Now this is the judgment: Light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness rather than the light. Why? Because their actions were wicked. For everyone who does evil things hates the light and avoids it, so that his actions won’t be exposed.” (John 3 19-20)
Yesterday I mentioned the goal being maturity. Light has no substitute if we are to mature as sons and daughters of God. To avoid Scripture is to avoid light. Notice the entry way? We can rest in the shadows like the cat, “But everyone who does what is true comes to the light, so that all may see that his actions are accomplished through God. (John 3:21)
Only God, by His Spirit and Word, can change us into the likeness of His Son. We have no power of our own. Besides, His word is full of mysteries and prophecy declared to those who care to know. The Scriptures are exciting once we get past the repentance part. Best of all is to know Jesus. Isn’t that our goal?