Devotion – December 5, 2015 – Shining Your Light

daniel12_3Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
—Daniel 12:3

The Bible tells us that you are the light of the world.  When we live lives that are wise and lead others to righteousness, we shine our lives in an eternal. Proverbs 9:10 tells us:

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

The wisdom the Bible is talking about is not the wisdom of the world.  It’s not about making good financial investments in the market or knowing the best foods to eat for good health. The wisdom God speaks of begins with knowing and trusting Him and following His ways.  When we do this, we shine like the brightness of the heavens in the darkness of this earth.

You are also righteous in Christ, not because of what you have done, but because of what He, Christ, has done.  Our righteousness is found only in Him.  When we tell others about Jesus we help to lead them to Christ.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, they can receive faith and then they, too, become righteous in Christ.

So, let us shine the light of Christ both by being wise in Christ and by telling others about Jesus.  Who can you share the light of Christ with today?

Dear Jesus,

You are wisdom and You are our righteousness.  Thank you that our righteousness does not depend on our works, but that You have clothed us in Your righteousness.  Help us to live wise lives according to Your ways and to share Your message of grace and forgiveness with others that they may be righteous as well.

Amen

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