Proverbs 4:18-19 (NIV)
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know what makes them stumble.
Proverbs 4:18-19 (KJV)
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
Amen. There is nothing more attractive than a person who is fully committed to the Lord. Their beauty shines so bright, you don’t even need to know them as a christian to know there is something special about them. The Lord shines bright! For all those looking to be attractive, the trick isn’t getting the right amount of makeup, being the right size, going to the gym, wearing the right clothes or anything else the world tells you. The trick to being attractive is to commit yourself whole heartedly to the Lord! Every day that you commit yourself more to the Lord, the more attractive you become.
But the way of the wicked is as darkness. It’s dark and destroys the light that the Lord shines in us. The darkness covers us up, and others can no longer see the good that shines from within, but rather others only see us for who we are on the outside. When it becomes this dark, we can no longer see at what we are stumbling at. How many of you have tried walking in a room with complete darkness? Did you stub your foot on something? Hurt? Maybe you said some words you regret? The point is, in darkness it is hard to see where you are going. When ships travel at night, they use lighthouses to point the way. In the same way, we use Christs light to point us to Him. When His light slips into our darkness, we begin to see again, we will be able to see what lies on the floor and be able to walk around it.
Let’s not settle though to just follow Christs light. Instead let Christ shine His light through you, so that you may help guide others. Make yourself a lighthouse, and guide those around you to Christ. Light your light shine forth and don’t cover it up in darkness.
How does your light shine? Does it lead boats to shallow waters where they can no longer move forward, does it lead them to rocky waters causing other ships to sink? Does your light flinker on and off? Does it shine dimly so others can barely see? Does it shine only when there are boaters around you, and turns off when you are alone? Or does your light shine brightly, always showing a clear path to our Lord.
Where does your light shine, and how hard is it shining?