You are Light

“…for you were formerly of darkness,
but now you are Light in the Lord;
walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.”
Ephesians 5:8-9

Several things really stood out to me in this passage.  First of all, “Light” is capitalized – this signifies a person rather than a thing.  Jesus is Light, and we are the temple of that Light!  We are now the Light of the Lord here on earth.  Are you letting that Light shine through your life? 

The next thing that stood our was the fruit of the Light – goodness, righteousness, and truth.  Only goodness is mentioned in Galatians 5:22 where the fruits of the Spirit are listed.  But the Light (Jesus Christ) is our righteousness and He is truth personified.  It makes sense then that our lives should be lived out with bearing these fruits.  2 Corinthians 13;5 says, “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!”

Are you living your life in righteousness and truth?  Do you delight in being good? 

Also note that just because we are now Light in the Lord, we still have to choose to walk as children of Light.  It is always a choice.  You can choose to continue after darkness and there will be no righteousness, no truth, no goodness in you, or you can choose to walk in the Light and bear fruit of righteousness. 

It is not an automatic change in our lives.  We must continue to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.  We do this by reading His word and fellowshipping with others.  We are to plan our path and let God direct us. (Proverbs 16:9 and3).

 

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