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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Source of Light

You may remember that a friend of mine is coordinating a Bible study on the Kingdom of God with myself and two others.  We have been working on this together for the past 10 or so months.  For the past couple of months we have been working on summarizing each of our studies.  Each of us has approached the topic from different perspectives, personal challenges, life experiences, beginning question sets, and gifts.  One of the continuing conversations when we get together is how the Kingdom is manifested in human experience.  I am sure I do not have this figured out.  Not sure that I ever will.
The sovereignty of God is what makes His light in darkness sure.
One of the side effects of the study is that one begins to see kingdom references and implications in many passages of the Bible that are not explicitly dealing with the Kingdom.  It is kind of like when you buy a car you begin to see that model more when you are driving.

It happened again this morning.  In Psalm 97:9 and Psalm 99:1 we read that the Lord reigns.  Whether one acknowledges it or not, it is true.  Further whether one acknowledges it or not, one eventually will, Philippians 2:10 – 11 assures us that all will acknowledge the rule of God.

Then I came to Micah 7:8, specifically the last clause in the verse, “Though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a light for me.”  It dawned on me (pun not intended) that the source of this light in darkness is a settled confidence in the sovereign reign of God.  If He does not reign the light in the darkness is an illusion, a false hope.  If he does it is the highest form of security.

Our God reigns, His light is true.

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