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The Light of the World Part 3: Transformation of Light

This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

I John 1:5

Often in mythology the god-like characters are just like men but with more power. They fight, war, lust, and are filled with human-like failings. These are the beings that men have made in their image and in their likeness so that they can justify their actions and live as they please. We will become like the god that we worship whether we worship at the altar of self, at the altar of idolatry, or worship at the feet of the One True God.

The very character of God is classified as light as opposed to darkness. Everything about God is good, righteous and holy. He doesn't have the failings of men. He is not a warmonger, a hater, a gossip, or a luster after woman. He doesn't lie, cheat or steal to bring about his devious plans. All those things we know are darkness, and God wants to make it plain to us that He is none of those things. This is exactly what John the Apostle wants us to see in the book of I John. The test of who we are is established by the test of God's light in our lives. If we say that we know God, and yet walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. (I John 1:6)

In the book of Psalms, God says, Those who make idols end up like them. So does everyone who trust them. (Psalm 115:8) That is serious statement that should cause us to look at what we are like in our hearts. What is it that we are truly worshipping? We can plainly see this by examining what we are becoming. Are we moving towards the things of God's light? Are we living in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? Or are we moving towards the things that we know are darkness?

The practical aspect of Christianity is simple: We are either walking with God or we are not. We can fool others, but we can't fool God. And if we are fooling ourselves, then we are still to blame because it is God who has called us to come out of darkness through the light of the good news of His Son Jesus Christ. He is the light that changes and transforms our lives from the power of the devil to the power of God.

Blessings to you!

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