What I Read Today:
1 Timothy 3; John 8; Hosea 2; Psalm 15; 2 Kings 16; Genesis 18
John 8:12, “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ESV
Have you ever stayed at a hotel or visited someone’s home and spent the night? Walking through the room at night can be treacherous. The darkness of an unfamiliar room makes it difficult to navigate. Our senses remain on alert for things that can trip us up. We keep our hands out in front of us to grab onto things to prevent us from stubbing our toes.
The thing is, that the longer we stay at that location, we begin to develop night vision. We become comfortable walking in the dark. Pretty soon we walk around the place without even thinking about all the things in the room that can trip us.
Too many today are comfortable walking in the dark. We’ve become comfortable with the things going on around us. We no longer feel danger anymore.
It’s easy to become sucked into the darkness. That’s why Jesus said it’s so important for you and me to abide in his word. For us to survive in the darkness without becoming a part of the darkness we need to heed these words of Jesus:
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ESV