The Word, The Truth and The Light

One of the basic principles of the Christian faith is found in John 17:17 when Jesus says in His prayer to His Father, “Your word is truth.” Then in Psalm 119:105 the prophet David says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” This is no literal light that we would see with our eyes, but a light that shines into the soul and illuminates the dark recesses of the mind. It is a light that if not eclipsed or veiled by pride of opinion will brighten the mind and life as if transported to another level or realm of existence. Those who haven’t experienced it yet can’t understand what this means until they do.

Those who embrace this light and truth are like those of whom the apostle Paul spoke when he said “You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.” (1 Thessalonians 5:5) These sons and daughters of light are eager to embrace the conviction found in Isaiah 8:20 where it says “To the law and to the testimony if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” That is to say that anyone who doesn’t teach in harmony with the “Law” of Moses as well as the “testimony” of the prophets which give witness to and affirm that Law, doesn’t have light or truth in them. They are children of darkness.

The children of light have a great advantage in being able to know what is light and truth and what is not. Get a Bible and begin to read it and see if you don’t find truth and light. Just don’t let pride of opinion eclipse the light from coming into your soul.

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