Sabbath, January 11, 2014
“Walking in the Light” by Bethany Chroniger
Scripture: 1 John 1:5–7; Colossians 3:5, 12-14; Isaiah 2:5
Jesus, the Light of the World, wants us to walk in His steps. We have to walk daily in the light. It is great that He used an action (walk) instead of just saying “stand” in the light. We need to move forward and not stand still. We can no longer walk as we used to—in darkness. To walk in the light we need to know the Word, do the Word, love God, love others, hold ourselves accountable to God, and change our perspective of Christ.
(1 John 1:5-7) This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
(Colossians 3:5–10) Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its Creator.
Reflection: How much of Jesus’ light am I reflecting to others? Do I need to be more self-disciplined with my relationship with Christ?
Father, Help me to walk in the light as You are in the light. Help me to see the dark places in my life that need Your illumination. Amen
Pray for our brethren in the Caribbean:
Jamaica, Guyana and all other new fields in that region like Barbados and the Cayman Islands.