God Is Light
In John 9 we read of a man who was born blind but when Jesus healed him, he received light. The Apostle John declared in 1 John 1 that the gospel is preached to us so that our “Joy” may be full.
He also stated that God is “Light”.
1 John 1:4-5
“4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.”
“5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
So this morning I ask that we consider and have our meditation on these 2 very important words, “Joy and Light”.
You may ask yourself “Am I walking my journey of faith with joy? Yes we do experience situations and they can suck our joy away but John said that we should not suffer needlessly so long as we make it a habit to get our daily dose of the Word of God by reading and meditating on them. Better still to accompany your reading by doing a little study to dig a little deeper into them till the written words become rhema and speak to our situation.
My own experience has taught me to stay in the word and to retain them in our hearts and then, we will be fed and not hunger and thirst unnecessary. But if we fail to do that, the world can become a very dark place and leave us very discouraged. Now notice verse 5 which declares to us that “God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all”. Amen! Do you see it, our joy is dependent on how much “light” we receive from His word?
Another nugget from the words is in 1 John 2:15-17:-
Just look and be amazed at the wisdom of God’s words teaching us 3 very important rules:-
“15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
THE 3 RULES
Rule 1 : The lust of the flesh
Rule 2 : The lust of the eyes
Rule 3 : The pride of life
It is truly awesome, isn’t it, believers can live a successful Christ centred life by just obeying these 3 rules?
Now let’s look at another scripture in John 1:12 where it declares:-
“I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Yes He calls it the light of “LIFE”! Truly, the LORD is the great I Am, our present help, anywhere and anytime! Amen.
Therefore, dear brethren, let’s make it a daily habit to read and meditate on His word, just like we have our 3 meals daily.
So, be full with His word and His Joy! Let His Light shines brightly and darkness and all will surely flee!