Good morning, Father! May this be a productive morning. Enable me to benefit from our time together – may I be challenged. Help me to grow. Expand my mind in the ways of the kingdom. May I live out the lessons I learn. Amen!
1 Peter 2:15-17 (<<click here)
Reading through this passage, Lord, and pondering on it brings something You said to mind.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14
As Your followers, Lord, we are not to slink about in the shadows but we are to shine brightly wherever we are so that others can clearly see – both see us and because we are to reflect You in all we are, they will see You as well.
So as Peter states, “It is Your will that [we live] honorable lives…” Our lives should be so in line with Yours – respecting everyone, loving our fellow believers – that even when people sling mud at us it won’t stick and the mudslingers will be silenced. If we are truly living out your calling in our lives, our lights will shine through it all. My study Bible* has a great thought.
“Because God gives us freedom from religious rules and eternal guilt…we should reach for the best God has for us. Let [our] freedom sing of power, joy, and love – accountable to God, devoted to others.”
Lord, May my light shine brightly for You. Help me to live it out so that others are drawn to You, not pushed away. Amen
*New Living Translation Life Application Bible
Dec 10th, Sat, 6:24 am