Higher Everyday Daily Devotional 29-1-19
ARISE AND SHINE
TEXT: “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee” (Isaiah 60:1).
A car owner took his car to his mechanic to know why the headlamps were always dim at night. The mechanic laughed as he looked at the two headlamps. “What is it?” the man enquired. “The two head lamps are dirty. They need thorough washing. After that, the lights will shine,” the mechanic replied.
Just as the dirty headlamps cannot shine, so also a sinner cannot shine for God because he is dirty and polluted with sin. It is the saints that have been washed within and without in the precious blood of the Lamb that can shine brightly for God. The Bible commands all the redeemed of the Lord to arise and shine. How do we shine? The Lord Jesus makes it clearer: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). The children of God are to be distinct in character and conduct from the unbelievers. They must live a life that daily glorifies the name of Jesus. Moreover, God’s children shine by preaching the gospel everywhere.
CHALLENGE: Are you washed and shinning for God.
QUOTE: Let your light so shine before men.
PRAYER: Make my life draw the lost to you, Lord.
FURTHER READING: 2 Corinthinans 3:1-4