(who is light/
the light that is in us)
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“Be the light” is a common phrase in our society. But what does that mean? What is light? Is there a light that is not good? Scripture ways we are the light of the world if we are Born Again. But also says to take care so that the light that is in us is not dark light.
HOSEA 14:9 [MEV] Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever prudent, let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right, and the just will walk in them; but the transgressors stumble in them.
PSALM 34:4 [ESV] Those who look [to the Lord] are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.
PSALM 36:9 [ESV] …in your light do we see light.
PSALM 37:6 [ESV] Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light…”
1 John 1:5 [CJB] And this is the message which we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him – none!
1 John 1:6-7 [AMPC] if we say we are partakers together and enjoy fellowship with Him when we live and move and are walking about in darkness, we are [both] speaking falsely and do not live and practice the Truth [which the Gospel presents]. But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].
PRAYER: Father, I pray I would walk in the light as You are in the light so that I have fellowhsip with You and others. I see that fellowship flows between those who walk in the light because darkness (lies) inhibit fellowship. I repent of any darkness or lies. Remove deceit from my eyes and heart so that I can see clearly. Your word says that if I look to You, commit my ways to you, and seek you first then I will walk in the light. Thank you for your promises and Holy Spirit, help me to look to the Father, commit my ways to Him, and seek the Kingdom first. Amen.
MATTHEW 6:33 [ESV] But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.