Devotion, Nov. 26, Walk in Light
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8, NKJV).
Paul tells us that apart from faith in Jesus, there is nothing but spiritual darkness. That is where we all lived (in spiritual darkness) before we placed our trust in Jesus. Now we have left the night and are children of light. Jesus, the light of the world, has entered into our hearts. After telling us what we are, Paul then tells us how to walk. Why does he make this shift from what we are to how we should walk? The fact is that even though we are light in the Lord, we do not always live in the light.
We read in Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” Paul may have been thinking of this truth when he wrote Ephesians 5:8. Even as Christians, there are times when we lose sight of Jesus and His way and begin to think we can walk in our own way. Be careful! What may seem right to us may be a Satanic deception. As we live each day, we must continuously be looking to Jesus and His word to be a lamp unto our feet. And when we misstep, we need to run again to the cross with repentance and receive His gracious forgiveness. We ARE light in the Lord. Paul admonishes to live that way. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Gracious God, I thank you for calling me out of the darkness and into the light. Help me to keep my eyes fixed upon Jesus, the author, and finisher of my faith. I want to walk each day in the light where He is. In His name, I pray, Amen.