The Light of The Truth

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.  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. Ephesians 5:8-11 (NKJV)

In the 19th Chapter of the Book of Acts, we can see a story of a man named Demetrius.  Demetrius lived in Macedonia and was a silversmith by trade.  He and many others had been making a very good living by using their skills to fashion little silver shrines to worship the goddess Diana (also known as Artemis). Demetrius knew Christianity shed light upon the darkness of the pagan idolatry that was occurring, and therefore it threatened the profit gained from making these superstitious idols. 

For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. John 3:20 (NKJV)

Warren Wiersbe said it best when he stated this great truth concerning spiritual warfare, “Wherever the gospel is preached in power, it will be opposed by people who make money from superstition and sin.”

When Christians are willing to simply speak about Jesus in love and truth, it will shine a light so bright it will automatically expose those sinful things of darkness. This doesn’t necessarily mean those in sin will receive the light of the gospel message, or even understand it (2 Cor. 4:3) — It simply means the light of God’s truth will expose the lies and sin for being what they really are – lies and sin. 

Remember, it’s not your job to change people — only God can do this.  But it is your job to share Jesus and His Word in love with those whom the Holy Spirit leads and prompts you to speak with.  You simply need to be willing to, and God will give you the boldness and the compassion to share the truth in love.  It can be hard at times to know when you should share your faith, or a word the Lord may have given to you while reading your Bible, so you should always ask God to show you how to make Jesus real to your friends and family. 

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, 2 Timothy 1:8 (NKJV)

STUDY QUESTION: What can we learn from the Scriptures contained within this devotional with respect to our responsibility to share Jesus with others?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you willing to be used by God in ways you normally wouldn’t feel comfortable doing?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Remember, it is always God who waters the seeds of truth you share with others. He is the One who brings forth the fruit of transformed and saved lives. You simply need to be faithful to be obedient to His leading to share His truth and love with others. 

PRAYER FOR TODAY: Father, I thank You for Your faithfulness in my life.  I thank You for giving me the confidence and boldness to share what You have done for me personally, and for what Jesus has done for all of us upon the cross.  Help me today to share this message, or any other message you may wish to convey to those You lead to me.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…


Be Blessed, Pastor Scott



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