Glory Seed Devotionals, 2016: Year of More Light and Truth
Our Light and Truth Expedition Begins…
“Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea during the time when Herod was king. When Jesus was born, some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem.” (Matthew 2:1, NCV)
The Wise Men saw the light. Intrigued by the light they followed it. They stopped and inquired about the one the light represented. Then they followed the light to its destination. “They came to the house where the child was and saw him with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their gifts and gave him treasures of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:11, NCV)
After worshipping the baby Jesus, the Wise Men returned home found a new way home. “But God warned the wise men in a dream not to go back to Herod, so they returned to their own country by a different way.” (Matthew 2:12, NCV)
Beginning this New Year like the Wise Men we are not only followed the Light but on Christmas Day we found and worshipped the Light and we gave the giftedness of our lives to the Christ Child. Now like the Wise Men we find ourselves on a new route one that leads to more Light and Truth. “So let us go on to grown-up teaching. Let us not go back over the beginning lessons we learned about Christ…” (Hebrews 6:1, NCV)
One of the things that impresses me about the human Jesus was his ability to understand who he was, what he was doing, and where he was going far better and deeper than any of us understand ourselves. Jesus had very little difficulty in articulating his “deeper self” because he understood his “deeper self”. The book of Hebrews tells us in the last days God speaks to us about more Light and Truth through Jesus. “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets many times and in many different ways. But now in these last days God has spoken to us through his Son. God has chosen his Son to own all things, and through him he made the world.” (Hebrews 1:1–2, NCV)
Because the Son owns all things, all things reflect and bring Glory to the Son. Therefore in our search for more Light and Truth we will be using “all things” to show us more Light and Truth.
And our more Light and Truth Expedition has officially begun…
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“No, let a new and better hope within our hearts be stirred: O God, grant yet more light and truth to break forth from your Word.”
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“Scriptures marked NCV quoted from The Holy Bible, New Century Version, copyright © 1987, 1988, 1991 by Word Publishing, Dallas, Texas 75039. Used by permission.”