Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014   

Today's Photograph . . . . Light Will Enhance Your Personal Testimony. Darkness Will Obscure It.  (MQ)
Bible Study Verse
John 8:12
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (ESV)
Here in the eighth chapter of John, Jesus made one of His significant "I Am" statements, and it marks a turning point in Jesus' ministry. 
John began to prepare his readers for these dramatic statements when he wrote in John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God," (ESV). And then in 1:9, he stated that Jesus was "The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world," (ESV). 
Those who were opposed to Jesus clearly understood that He was claiming to be the "I Am" who spoke to Moses from the burning bush (John 8:58; Exodus 3:13-14).

Light is the key to everything in this world. In the natural world it regulates the behavior of every animal. In the spiritual world, this light, Jesus, shows us who we really are, and that He, Jesus, is the Creator and Redeemer. Open yourself to His penetrating light. 
(Steve S)

Action Point
In your spiritual life, develop an affinity for light. Read the Word of God, a light for your pathway. 
In your personal life, keep your actions and motives in the light--do not try to hide them. Light will enhance your personal testimony; darkness will obscure it.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
As a hunter in the woods, when you have the choice of moving through bright or shadowy areas, choose the shadows. As a fisherman along the stream banks, when approaching the bank, try to stay away from light in order to avoid spooking fish.