Freedom in The Light

Read Matthew 6:19-24

Jesus used light along with salt to describe His followers.

Darkness does not exist in the scientific community. There is only light and absence of light. The first time I heard this I thought it was counter to the teaching of The Bible. I now realize The Bible uses terminology people then and now commonly use.

Satan does exist and lives in darkness, but Satan is not God’s equal, and he did not create darkness. God created light and separated it from darkness. Therefore Satan chose to live in his sin, separated from God and His light, dwelling in the absence of light instead.

I have made that same choice at times, refusing to listen to God and choosing instead to live in my sin. It’s a very miserable existence.

Until you leave this earth, it is not too late to leave any sin you have chosen to live with. All it takes is asking for forgiveness and committing to repentance from that sin. It is a simple task made difficult by our selfishness.

None of us deserve the sin we live in, but living in it is our choice. If we choose to continue to live in it, we may have assured eternal life with Jesus, but our life here on earth will be dead. It will be misery and pain, and ultimately it will push those who love and care for you away, leaving you alone and angry.

God wants more for you. He wants you to live in His light, for His purpose, and in His will. Some may see this as slavery to God restricting their freedom to sin. The other perspective, however, is that they are already slaves to sin and are restricted from a free life in Christ.

Be a light for God by keeping your eyes pure. See no evil or rather do not let your eyes cause you to sin. Let your eyes be healthy and your whole body will be healthy.

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” – Matthew 6:22-23

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