This Big Light of Mine

August 10, 2009 at 7:27 am | Posted in Biblical Light, Biblical Parenting | 19 Comments
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God is light. In Him there is no darkness at all (I John 1:5). In fact, the very first creation that God recognized as “good” was the creation of light (Genesis 1:4). Keeping this in mind, it would only make sense that the children of God (those that, by the spiritual birth of regeneration through faith in Christ Jesus, have become partakers of God’s divine nature) would be children of light.

Following this reasoning, children of light would have a desire to walk in the light, and to tend toward performing daytime, rather than nighttime, activities. Children of light should be sober, for the favored time of drunkenness is nighttime. Children of light should be properly dressed, for daytime is the time for getting dressed, and nighttime is the time for getting undressed. Children of light are to flee from the temptations of immorality and fornication, and these sins are most likely to occur in the dark.

Furthermore, children of light should be awake and alert, watching and working, staying ready for the coming of the Lord, which could happen at any moment. Physical sleep is something that promotes growth and good health when done in proper balance, but spiritual sleep – for the sons and daughters of the Most High God – is to be avoided.

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

I Thessalonians 5:6


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  2. This passage is definitely in relation to Spiritual Light not physical light. When this verse tells us to walk in the Light it is in regard to walking in God and His ways. As long as we are in darkness then we are still in sin and living our life by the World’s standard and way of doing things. As children of the Light then we are transferred from the Kingdom of Darkness (the world, satan) and into the Kingdom of God living by His rules and walking in His steps for living a life of real abundance on this earth – right here – now!

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