December 9 – Walking in Light

Ephesians 5:1-20; Ezekiel 14-15; Isaiah 44

If Paul could make one point stand out about the Christian faith it would be that we are saved by grace alone. We can do nothing to make God love us – He already loves us beyond what we can imagine. The death of Jesus on the cross for our sins makes that clear. The second point he would make, if time allowed, would be that when we enter into that relationship with God, we are also changed by grace. “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:8-10) Once we begin walking with God, we are children of the light and we are called to walk in the light. Jesus is the light that broke through the darkness we once lived in; He is the light that guides us to walk each and every day. He guides us to walk in goodness, righteousness, and truth. He guides us to understand what is acceptable to God. A song asks the question to those who claim to walk with Christ: “What about the change? What about the difference?” If we are truly walking with Jesus; if we have a relationship with God; if the Holy Spirit guides us; then there ought to be a change in the way we live because our inner beings are being renewed each and every day. And so Paul exhorts us to walk not in darkness, but in the light. May God grant us all the grace to walk in the light.

Dear Lord, it is so easy to slip into my old way of living and relating to others. Help me to walk in the light each and every day. Let the change in my life show Your love to others.

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About rockyfort

I am a retired Middle School Teacher. I share each day what God is teaching me from reading His word hoping that people can benefit from reading what God has taught me.
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2 Responses to December 9 – Walking in Light

  1. esinclair124 says:

    I think Its a little bit confusing, I don’t know if its me or maybe it’s you that is a little bit confused ! I want to know WHAT we are saved from ? Are we saved from flood? … or are we saved from fire to come?….or are we saved from fear to come ? Can you elaborate on this? Waiting for your reply?
    And another thing, why are you asking for monetary contribution, can’t you not finance your own expenses or travel expenses. Apostle Paul work to finance his own expenses, he did not ask to anyone to finance his spreading of the good news?,
    WORK , WORK….

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    • rockyfort says:

      We are saved from the consequences of our sin and from the power that sin has over us. It is this salvation that allows us to walk in the light. As to the donation request, we support most of that ourselves. We’ve had people ask how they can help when they find out about our trips. As to Paul, he thanked churches for supporting him. He also reminded that those who labor in the Lord should be supported. If God blesses you through the work that I do and you want to support the work I do beyond this blog, great! If you don’t want to support that work, that’s fine too. Being able to give to God’s work is a blessing and I’m giving people the opportunity to receive a blessing. It doesn’t go for personal stuff, I pay for the blog myself, You are welcome to agree or disagree with me. You are also welcome to pray that what I do here leads people to a closer relationship with Christ. That will do more than any monetary donation. Thanks for the questions!

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