Let The Light Of God Shine Over Your Life | A Blessed Morning Prayer To Start Your Day

Further Reading

Jesus Is The Light Of The World

Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, “[1]I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

John 8:12 (AMP)
Footnotes
1 John 8:12 The second of the memorable “I am” statements.

For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [live as those who are native-born to the Light]

Ephesians 5:8 (AMP)

“The people who were sitting(living) in [spiritual] darkness have seen a great Light, And for those who were sitting(living) in the land and shadow of [spiritual and moral] death, Upon them a Light has dawned.”

Matthew 4:16 (AMP)

14 “You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;

15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16 (AMP)

The Light shines on in the [1]darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].

John 1:5 (AMP)
Footnotes
1 John 1:5 i.e. the world immersed in sin: all that stands in opposition to God and biblical truth.

Just as each one of you has received a special gift [a spiritual talent, an ability graciously given by God], employ it in serving one another as [is appropriate for] good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace [faithfully using the diverse, varied gifts and abilities granted to Christians by God’s unmerited favor].

1 Peter 4:10 (AMP)

God Is Light

This is the message [of God’s promised revelation] which we have heard from Him and now announce to you, that God is Light [He is holy, His message is truthful, He is perfect in righteousness], and in Him there is no darkness at all [no sin, no wickedness, no imperfection].

1 John 1:5 (AMP)

but if we [really] walk in the Light[that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].

1 John 1:7 (AMP)

8 On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true and realised in Christ and in you, because the darkness [of moral blindness] is clearing away and the true Light [the revelation of God in Christ] is already shining.

9 The one who says he is in the Light [in consistent fellowship with Christ] and yet [1]habitually hates (works against) his brother [in Christ] is in the darkness until now.

10 The one who [2]loves and unselfishly seeks the best for his [believing] brother lives in the Light, and in him there is no occasion for stumbling or offense [he does not hurt the cause of Christ or lead others to sin].

1 John 2:8-10 (AMP)
Footnotes
1 1 John 2:9 This focuses more on the self-centered, hateful actions (not the emotion) of someone who habitually cultivates an obstructionistic attitude, and ignores the command to act in a way that expresses unselfish Christian love (see note v 10).
2 1 John 2:10 The key to understanding this and other statements about love is to know that this love (the Greek word agape) is not so much a matter of emotion as it is of doing things for the benefit of another person, that is, having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for another.

Published by Unapologetically Marcia

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