The Lord God is the Lighthouse to give us Light.
Psalm 36:7-9 (NKJV) ” How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light.”
28 thoughts on “In Your light we see light”
Response written by rko
My Lord, My Lord the lighthouse of my Life
Standing firm against the ferocious, dark storms of life
I cry out “Help”
Telling You All of the crashing waves that are about to take my life
You speak to darkness and I see a glimmer of Hope
the Hope Light of my Soul
My Savior, my Lord, who Stands in the storms of my life
fighting the darkness with his LIGHT!
Slashing left and right
I look up, I now See the full Light
Arising from my darkened state
Not looking right or left, I rise
Seeing only My Lord, the Lighthouse of my Life
Time passes and trust in the power of the beacon of Light grows
until his Light and my Light are one
walking through the ferocious storms of this world hand in hand
knowing each dark storm can be faced only with
the Lighthouse of my Life Whom I delight
I walk confidently -Trusting Him
For He will carry me through with His Light
Thus peace – Stillness of Soul
Beautiful Poem, Rena. When the dark night of our soul closes in on our whole we cry out and the Light guides us safely home. The storm rages but His arms are strong and shelters our soul in the dark of the night storm.
This part of scripture as given here from Psalm 36 makes “Star Wars” seem so real yet childlike as it should when next to the real fight! Remember Darth Vader who was obsessed with turning Skywalker to the Dark Side. Dark vs Light!
Lovely reflections, Rena. That magnificent Light exposes the darkness for what it really is; deception, deceit, phoniness, a mirage of success ; and drives out corruption.
It is so true that the LIGHTHOUSE is Whom we look to in distress of soul. That feeble cry in the darkness when we have slipped, when we suddenly become ill or when the unthinkable happens and we don’t know why or what to do; no words can describe the helpless feeling and sinking of soul, the enemy’s threatening that “you’re never going to get out of this one”. But…the Light! The Beacon of Hope. It is true. In His light we see Light.
“In Your light we see light.” Bright lights show up details that we may otherwise miss in dim lights. So when we walk in His light and see in His light we are able to see, heed and pay attention to detail which is important in following the steps of the Lord closely.
Good things happen when we have light. I am an early riser. I can’t hardly wait for the crack of dawn each and every day. Joy springs forth like new birth on the rising of the sun. I love the season of the year when daylight lingers and says; I want to visit and share with you until we have to close our books and run from misquote bites.
Light says to me arise and see and do! How many good things can I do before I take a rest break and then up and see, serve, love and eat exciting fresh foods.
I love this sentence you wrote, Sara, “I love the season of the year when daylight lingers and says; I want to visit and share with you until we have to close our books ..” That time of the day is probably my favorite…there’s something comforting in hanging onto those last rays of light.
Thinking about the Lighthouse aspect of warning that the dangerous rocks lie around about – beware! Thank God for his Light to warn by his Holy Spirit how to manuver around them so no harm will come to us. How we must draw closer to God and His Holy Spirit to know which way is the right/safe way to go. God we rely on you to be our guide. No troubling waters can hide the dangers beneath to you. The troubling waters may want to take us down, but you just want us to depend on you to lead us safely through these troubled waters/times to a safe place. You God know all dangers and can take one safely through. I count on YOU GOD with every step forward in these troubling times, how about you?
Symbols are so important to our daily living it seems. When we read God’s Word and the picturesque words that make story a reality in our daily lives we breath with more ease. In The book of John Chapter 1, we read story with picture how Jesus is the Light and; ” in him was life, and that life was the light of men.” And, then vs. 8 thrills one from head to toe; “John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light.” And, 9, gives a shrill to the soul at times; “The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.”
After hundreds of years we still tell story of LIGHT! Sometimes we live in hope that we have ones that we can still share our story with.
Psalm 119: 105 says “Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Read with me the footnotes for this verse: “To walk safely in the woods at night we need a light so we don’t trip over tree roots or fall into holes. In this life we walk through a dark forest of evil. But the Bible can be our light to show us the way ahead so we won’t stumble as we walk. It reveals the entangling roots of false values and philosophies. Study the Bible so you will be able to see your way clear enough to stay on the right path.”
Yep, that’s what the footnotes say………..”Study”
‘Study’ sounds much more serious than simply reading. One definition is: “application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection”. Apparently study means we have to do something with it.
2 Tim 2:15 uses the word study to say: “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
The Message translation puts study 2 Tim 2:15 in this perspective…
“Concentrate on doing your best for God, work you won’t be ashamed of, laying out the truth plain and simple. Stay clear of pious talk that is only talk. Words are not mere words, you know. If they’re not backed by a godly life, they accumulate as poison in the soul.”
Thanks, Debi, I was trying to find this verse. Also, I found over in Joshua 1: 8……”Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”
Sounds like your right, Debi, “apparently study means we have to do something with it”…..”will be sure to obey everything written in it.”
I think Debi and Tammy ruined my day before it got started! Study so I will not be ashamed of my actions and words. Meditate on the instructions more than once a day as a safety net so I will know the rules of life’s game and play fair and well without penalty’s.
And watch my ears so they won’t hear talk by another that lives at odds with their talk. Those words put poison in my soul. Sounds like what Jesus went through in his desert experience when silver tongued Lucifer tried to twist the mind with words related to oneself. Jesus was well prepared and illustrates Debi and Tammy’s word study well. Jesus said; “we do not live by bread along, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 Remember how Jesus would reply to Lucifer by stating facts; ” it is written…”
And I sit and wonder why this ship wonders in the dark without a light in sight? It’s because I so often forget that Jesus is the stone and He is the bread. What am I? And, who am I?
Our scripture quote says, “And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life;…” As I read these Words: I thought, how many times have I had spiritual dehydration? Full of gloom, doom, murk and mire. I think of what these words mean; murk and mire. From this same trench Jesus used the resources to make a spittle substance to heal eyes. It doesn’t matter where I go or how deep the go has gone Jesus finds a way to find water to heal and deliver me from my blindness. Even his spittle is a reservoir of fresh water. How refreshing are my words formed in spittle from my mouth mixed with the dirt of my life or of others does the river flow?
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek Thee: my soul thirsts for Thee, my flesh longs for Thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is [Ps. 63:1] That River of life which emanates from the mouth of God.
Sara, what an amazing revelation you have received concerning the healing sputum of the Lord Jesus Christ! From this I am getting to see that ….In Him is no darkness of any sort. That means without sin, sickness, disease or disability . So that whatever emanates from the mouth of God is deliverance, healing, liberating, pure, holy and unadulterated. So that even Jesus’ spittle is pure….like real holy water…the washing of the water of the word that comes from the mouth of God, like in Ps. 63:1. STUDY? WOW! Why not… when one might receive from the Lord revelation from the Word of God like this.
Sara makes this statement and asks above: “It’s because I so often forget that Jesus is the stone and He is the bread. What am I? And, who am I?”
From Matt 21:42:44 I see that Jesus is the cornerstone. To me, from a construction standpoint, that means He is the stone of a building (we those that follow and believe in Him being the other stones) set first from which all other stones have to align and have their reference point. If I refuse to do this and reject Him as having this position in my life, then I won’t be part of God’s building.
And since He is the bread and tells me to ‘eat Him’, that says to me, allow Him into your whole being to give the nourishment you need to grow and live.
In John 15:5 He says also He is the vine and we are the branches. I won’t have any fruit unless I can abide in Him and let His Life be produced.
In all three examples it looks like I am nothing without Him.
Maybe you would have fruit with bird pecks.
It would seem that if the fruit develops but then it gets riddled with bird pecks that the fruit would be ruined, unusable, inedible. Maybe this is saying that fruit can develop in our lives but then if we fall into sin that fruit is ruined…we have opened the door to satan.
”The destroyer has fallen on your ripened fruit and grapes. Joy and gladness are gone from the orchards and fields of Moab.” Jeremiah 48:32
Conversely, if we bring our all to the Lord (in this case in Malachi he talks about bringing all our tithes into God’s storehouse) and avoid sin, then God will protect our fruit.
”I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe, ” says the Lord Almighty.” Malachi 3:11
I was just thinking about the comments above…if i saw fruit displayed in the market place with bird pecks and spots I would know not to purchase or eat of that fruit. But then I thought…I have purchased fruit from the market in the last few days. Most of it was beautiful, wholesome-looking in shape and size and perfect to the touch; only to open it, and find rotten places inside, black spots, etc. And in most cases, bitter, sour or tasteless. Just like that old adage…”you can’t judge a book by it’s book jacket” you can’t always tell the fruit by its display. if we Christians are all decked out, looking good in our pew seats, smiling, all polite and cordial to our brothers and sisters and to others that surround us we do look like beautiful fruits on display but what is in our hearts? Our agendas?
Micah says…” This is what the Lord requires of you; to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly before your God.” So that when someone in need, when someone is a seeker, when someone needs healing, when someone cries out to a brother or sister in crisis…they will be able to partake of the fruit of the Spirit that we possess within our hearts and souls…and there they will find the love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control that they need.
Today Gary taught us an ABC ,1 2 3 rule….like in the SOUND OF MUSIC, the DO RE MI of CHRIST-LIKE LIFE. DO] have faith RE] STOP SINNING ME] testify as to what God has done in your life. Then you will develop good, wholesome fruit and others will desire to come to your ‘table” because you act like Jesus.
Tammy said in her footnotes above, “But the Bible can be our light to show us the way ahead so we won’t stumble as we walk. It reveals the entangling roots of false values and philosophies.” This makes me think that some of the dark evil is false values, philosophies. I think this version of scripture from Col 2:8-10 Message helps us understand the Light of the ‘study’.
“Watch out for people who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk. They want to drag you off into endless arguments that never amount to anything. They spread their ideas through the empty traditions of human beings and the empty superstitions of spirit beings. But that’s not the way of Christ. Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you,
too. His power extends over everything.”
Again, quoting Tammy’s footnotes….”to show us the way ahead so that we won’t stumble….” in explaining the Light that is shed on our paths from the anointed Word of God. Jude [Jesus’ earthly brother] proves this to be true where he writes
in his epistle…”Now to Him, Christ, Who is able to keep us without stumbling or slipping, falling or tripping and able to present us unblemished, blameless, and faultless to the Father (wow!)..to that ONE & ONLY GOD Jesus Christ be all honor and glory and power and majesty, NOW and in the eternities of eternities.”
Yes, He, Jesus Christ is able to keep us and hold us up by the right hand of His righteousness. He can make a way where there seems to be no way. He will not allow us to be tempted above and beyond our ability to resist the wiles of the devil. He promised us that. But with the temptation or trial He will provide a way out. We can count on that from the Lord. We can escape the traps of the evil one because we have help, assistance and aid so that we won’t trip up.
But we have to WANT it. We have to want to resist and escape the temptation, the addiction, the old habits, the “old man’s” way of thinking. Then the Light of the Lamb’s Word will shine in our lives and on our paths to see the right way to go. Then we shall not stumble or trip or slip or fall because Jesus Christ is able to keep us to that day.
All praise and honor to YOU JESUS, LORD AND GOD.
MG notes above that the Light of Christ will keep us from stumbling…but we have to want it. That says to me want goes beyong wishing or hoping or even saying we want but applying the Light that we hear, see. That we could be as God’s plants….so efficient and obedient at applying the Light provided for them. They absorb it, process it, utilize it in photosynthesis, grow and then give out into the peoples of our world the oxygen we need to live.
In another analogy like as plants take in carbon dioxide & through photosynthesis of sunlight create oxygen, so Jesus Christ took in the carbon dioxide of a sin-polluted world and through the application of the Light of the SON of GOD gave the breath, the oxygen of NEW LIFE to planet earth.
Since there are different qualities and quantities of light the word, ‘Your’ in the verse from the blog, “In Your light we see light” seems very important. it’s not just any light we will see in. For 2 Cor 11:14 says: “And no wonder, even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
Yes, Debi. That is right! Many are deceived by the “angel of light deceiver” who has tricked many, even Christians who think they hear from God. Only in HIS light…that is the Light of Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit do we see true light.
True Light exposes sin and corruption for what it is. True Light shows what must be of conviction and repentance. True Light drives out corruption.