Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Bring on the floodlights. I once heard an actor say, if all the world's a stage, then I want better lighting. It's a common direction for actors, meaning they must find the light on the stage and make sure that they're acting in the light. Now we're not actors. But we need to find the light, we need to step out of the shadows and turn our face to the light. We need to fill our eyes with the light of His love. We need to make sure that we are looking to God and not to self that we're looking to Jesus. Jesus says, make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. If you're filled with lights, no corners of darkness, then your whole life will be radiant as though a floodlight we're filling you with light. We need to make sure that we're looking into the light, the true light of His love. Not to self not to religion, not to false lights, and there are many, many that besmirched the very character of God. Their theologies turn God into a monster, when Jesus has come to show us the very nature in the heart of who God is. So many of these lies are simply a way of controlling and coercing you with fear. They say they're light, but they're keeping you in the dark about how good God really is.
Queen Sheba, and the people of Nineveh responded to the light of God's wisdom, His mercy, his love. But religion tradition, the self, so much can tragically eclipsed the light of God's love, and deceive many. To think that what we think of light is actually darkness is such a tragedy. In fact, it's so tragic that Jesus comes on really strong here. His rebuke of the purveyors of false light is scathing. He doesn't come after these Pharisees and teachers of religious law for vengeance sake, he's coming on strong because he wants to rouse their hearts, to open their blind eyes. These are the passionate declarations of a man who is full of love, and is wanting desperately for all to see clearly the light that is common to this dark world, to set people free. So let's make sure that the light that you think you have, is actually not darkness. And we can keep our eye on Jesus, not ourself. Not our religion, not our piety, not our accomplishments, or our tithes are all the many ways we seek to justify ourselves, we simply look to him, look to what he has done. His light has come into your darkness into this world, and he is making all things new. Bring on the floodlights. And let the radiance of God's love fill you to day. Find your light friend, and walk in, revel in it. Breathe deep in it, and know his love. That's the prayer that I have for my own soul. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife, my daughters, my son. And that's a prayer that I have for you may be so