Phil two:15-16 That ye may well be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, with out rebuke,
in the midst of a crooked and perverse
nation, amongst whom ye shine as
lights in the globe Holding forth the word of life that I may well rejoice in the
day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
Jesus Christ says: You are the Light
of the Globe – A city set on a hill that can not be hidden. The globe lies
these days, in the dominion of the wicked 1. The prince of this globe has darkened
the minds and hearts of the people today who do not think in Christ & His word
and all round, the darkness pervades the complete globe. The each day news tells us that Mankind has by no means been so
sophisticated in technologies, but by no means extra depraved morally & spiritually.
Into this gross darkness comes the valuable Light that the Lord sends
forth. This verse above reminds us that WE
have to have to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, in the midst of
the evil & perverse & wicked generation which surrounds us. When we eschew evil and when we are blameless,
we grow to be the vibrant lights or beacons which shall lead the globe about us to
the great news of Jesus. As Paul says: We
are the letters that God is writing to the males about us. The globe is so in have to have of a Godly instance in the midst
of all the immorality and permissive requirements. Some may well not hear the gospel,
but seeing the transformation in us
& our holy stroll, they shall grow to be desirous of realizing our Lord personally.
We can not sequester ourselves into an ivory tower of
righteous living. The gospel has been offered to us so that other individuals can see the
fruit it produces in us. This fruit comes at a expense.
What is the expense that we
should really spend ?
1) Hold forth the word of Life – Phil two:16 – If we do not have the word of life, we do not have the genuine
light that the Lord desires us to spread. This is the torch that we hold forth. When
we do that, our lives initial come beneath the scrutiny of the word of God. In that
light, we are transformed due to the fact we are in a position to see ourselves and the globe as
the Lord sees it. This signifies investing time in the word of God and enabling ourselves to be changed by it.
two) Adopt a distinct attitude
towards the globe – Jas four:four – reminds us that friendship
with the evil globe is enmity with God. A changed disciple of Jesus can only
see the globe program in this light.
Our worth program (which comes from the word of God) is diametrically opposite
the globe system’s values. Attain out to the globe to save them – but do not be
portion of the globe program and adopt its values.
three) Be innocent of Evil – Rom 16:19 – A rose flower grows up from
soil that is complete of manure. But, it is fragrance is not tainted with the smell
of the soil in which it grew. We can not blame the globe for the evil functions that
we do. The Lord desires us to make the fragrance of the Word of God via
us. He desires our lives to be untainted by the stench of the globe about us.
four) Reside righteously, soberly
& in a godly manner – Tit two:13 – The grace of God is offered
to us to reside in such a manner, denying ourselves the chance to give way
to ungodly & worldly lusts. It is
this type of life that tends to make us ready for the coming of the Lord. And this
is the witness that the lord lastly desires via us.
By way of such a set of people today, the God is nevertheless in a position to turn the globe upside down as He did
via a band of committed disciples
in 1st century AD. May possibly the Lord provoke your heart to submit joyfully to this
light & quick yoke of getting His disciple.
God bless you !