Monday, June 6, 2016

The Morning Star

UV 1774/10000 The Morning Star

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your heart
2 Peter 1 v 19

Word of prophecy is a light on the unknown past, present and future. What the Lord has spoken through the prophets will surely happen. We need to pay attention to the Word that illumines our dark world. Jesus is referred to as prophet, light, Word and as the day star. The sun is the only star that rises during the dawn and shines through the day dispelling darkness wherever it shines. So too Jesus is the day star. He is the eternal, resplendent star of heaven. He is the pre-eminent leader of humanity. He is an infinite source of energy, wisdom, strength, power, truth, goodness and grace. He dispels the ignorance and darkness of this world and allows the bright and penetrating rays of His love, insight, grace, holiness and truth to reach our hearts. He is the sunshine of our lives. He is the daystar that rises in our hearts and minds. The love of Jesus is as sure as the sunrise and as fresh as the dawn.

We are children of the light who have been redeemed from the shadow of sin and death. Therefore, no deed or word or thought of darkness should contaminate our lives. The Word of God is described as a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our eyes as it shows us the next step we should take like a lamp. It also shows us the path ahead of us that we should take. When the light of the daystar or Jesus shines on us, then His glory or greatness will also be manifest in our lives. The word of God also is manna or daily spiritual food to nourish and strengthen our spirit.

We need to observe, study, analyse every word and apply it faithfully in all aspects of our lives. Nothing is excluded from the influence of the Word as nothing in the world can be kept from the sun’ s light. The Lord is both a burning light as well as a shining light. In His role as a consuming fire, He is a firm and fair judge. He brings out into the open what is hidden. He uncovers what is covered. In His role as a shining light, He guides, counsels, directs us in all our ways. We need to absorb the words spoken by Jesus, meditate on it and absorb it as a sponge would absorb water. When life’s challenges and pressures squeeze us, we will then release His wisdom, love, grace, mercy and peace.

Prateep V Philip

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