Those who fear the Lord (have a healthy respect and relationship with him) stand out. They follow the commands of the Lord because it keeps them on the right path. They are a light – merciful and full of grace. They are servants of God, willingly living as they were created.
This seems to be a bold description. Does this describe you? I would like to think it describes me but if I am honest, it doesn’t often enough. I want mercy and grace but it can be challenging to always extend it. I want to be a light for God where others see him in me. It doesn’t always turn out that way. This is because it isn’t a ‘one and done’ transformation. It is a daily growth of becoming more like Christ. There will be times when we mess up. There are times when I say the wrong thing or do the wrong thing. God knows this already. That’s where his grace, mercy and love come into the picture. But it also doesn’t excuse any of us from following. It is a daily choice of following Christ with all that we have and all that we are. It is a continual choosing to be the light, to live in the light and to share that light with others. It is something we work on every single day. When we lose focus, we tend to wander. We can spend way too long wandering around.
Maybe today is the day God is reminding us to re-focus, to come back to the place where he is leading us. Maybe it is time to stop wandering and start following. What is your choice today? Will you follow God?
4 They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright;
they are gracious, merciful, and righteous.
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