wORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

OCTOBER 24, 2020

 

Scripture

 

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Ephesians 5:11

 

Reflections

 

How are we called to handle the wrongs within our world? 

 

Do we follow the crowd?  The followers of Jesus are called to be an example of what is good and right and true.  If our words and actions are no better than the ways of this world, we are useless to God. 

 

Do we fight, blind to those who may be hurt in the crossfire?  Some people advocate fighting force with force.  Yet Jesus teaches the way of peace.  Love is truly stronger than hate.

 

The way of Jesus is to bring light to where there is darkness.  Allow for people to actually see what is going on.  When disinformation and lies are being spread, we speak the truth.  When people are mean and hurtful, we are kind and loving.

 

In the end, Jesus will come as judge.  All the shameful things of the disobedient will be exposed.  Why live in such a way that you’ll look back with regrets?

 

If your eyes have shifted off from Jesus, it's not too late to turn to him.  If you've fallen asleep, it's not too late to wake up.  Christ Jesus can still shine on you.

 

Prayer

 

Lord God, thank you for your light that shines in the darkness.  Make me, this day, a child of the light.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Full Reading: Ephesians 5:6-14

 

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