A child of light
A child of light lives a Christ- like life.
The Word says that we, as believers are the light of the world. Matt 5:14
Joshua 1:8 is a charge to Joshua and all of us.
'This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.'
God told Joshua to meditate upon His word day and night.
Meditating on the Word is preceded by four others;
1. Listening to the Word
2. Reading the Word
3. Memorizing the Word and
4. Studying the Word
Psalms 1:1-3 echoes the scripture above.
Anyone who doesn't SIT, WALK or STAND in the ways of sinners reaps some good benefits.
Verse 3 says 'He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.'
To be true children of light, we need to deal with the 'goliaths' in our lives. These are hindrances and setbacks in sin, and such wrong doings.
Samson could not overcome sexual temptations. That was his downfall.
Anger, pride, sexual sins etc, are all meant to stop you from prospering.
A child of light therefore, leans heavily on God's word for successul living.
This is what a child of light should be like;
1. A child of light is not a partaker of the evil works of darkness
As the name suggests, darkness should never be traced anywhere near a child of light.
2. A child of light ought to be a role model that others will want to copy
3. A child of light will live a new life in Christ and people will witness it
People should tell that you are born again and not express doubts about it.
4. A child of light's life brings glory to God
Every decision and way of a child of light should give God glory.
Matt 5:16 says 'Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.'
As a child of light, men should witness that light is in you indeed.
5. A child of light's life will make you stand out in a dark world
It is required of us to be different and shed light in a dark world.
Enoch walked so well with God until he was no more. Gen 5:24
Gen 6:8 talks of Noah who found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
It is because of this man, that the entire humanity was not swept out by God. He truly walked in light.
As children of light, we turn from darkness to light. Acts 26:18
We are children of the day, not of the night.
1Thes 5:4-5 says 'But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.'
We are delivered from the power of darkness *Col 1:12-14 sheds light on the fact that we are partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, because we have been delivered from the power of darkness.
We follow Jesus and not walk in darkness
John 8:12 says that Jesus is the Light of the world and he who follows Him shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.
John 12:46 says that Jesus came as the light of the world, so that everyone who believes in Him should not be in darkness.
Isaiah 60:1 is a charge for us to arise and shine, for our light has come and and the glory of the Lord rises upon us.
Are you a child of light? Then put away all the acts of darkness.