RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL ;
HIS LIGHT IN YOUR HEART .
Friday, July 3rd .
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 (2 Corinthians 4:6).
In Habakkuk 2:14, the Bible says, “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea”; and our opening scripture says, “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts….” His light is in your heart. Then it continues further to state why that light is in your heart: “…to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
The foregoing clearly shows how the knowledge of the glory of God will cover the earth. This knowledge comes through knowing Jesus Christ, and is given through us who have received His light. Jesus, in His prayer to the Father, said, “…thy word is truth” (John 17:17). In John 1:9, He said, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” His Word is the true light. So, when it says, “God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts,” it’s telling us that we now carry that light of God’s Word in us.
This means that the more of the knowledge of God you have, the brighter your light shines. The less of Him you know, the less of His light you exude. This is why it’s imperative that you take the ministry of the Word very seriously in your personal life. Through studying and meditating on the Word, more glory is added to your life and you keep glowing with His righteousness.
God’s plan wasn’t for man to grow, get old and die; that was the result of the curse. But Jesus brought the blessing. He brought immortality (2 Timothy 1:10), which is unveiled through the knowledge of God in Christ. Moreover, through that knowledge, you’re rejuvenated, refreshed and renewed.
Righteous Father, I thank you for your Word is the light with which I navigate my way through life. As I increase in the knowledge of your Word and meditate therein, my faith is stirred and I’m projected by the Spirit in the upward and forward life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: || Matthew 5:15-16 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. ||
|| Isaiah 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. ||
|| Psalm 119:105 NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Acts 16:16-40 & Job 1-2
2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> 2 Corinthians 12:11-21 & Isaiah 22