Light is something we can’t do without. In the morning, the sun greets us and provides warmth. At night, we see the luminescent glow of the moon and stars. When neither of these light sources is adequate, we can rely upon the light generated by electricity.
God’s Word tells us He is light, and there is no darkness in Him at all. Light is synonymous with holiness and purity in Scripture. In chapter 6 of his book, the prophet, Isaiah, allows us to catch a glimpse of the awesome holiness of God.
. . . I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. . . . And one [seraphim] cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone . . . for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
The holiness of God ought to produce a similar response from us. Time spent in God’s presence ought to overwhelm us with a strong sense of our sinfulness and inadequacy. We should emerge from times of worship, reflection, and devotion as changed people.
Have you allowed the light of God’s Holy Word to penetrate your heart? Schedule time with Him each day and pray for a glimpse of His holiness. But be prepared for some discomfort—it takes time to get used to the light. Once the lights are on, you will see so much clearer. Then God will work through you in mighty ways.
It is an undoubted truth that every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God; and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not of God. — George Whitefield
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.