The Difference

Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.  Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.

Micah 7:7-8

I think that there is an important principle regarding the difference between a Christian and his “enemy” found in verse 8.  In this verse, Micah tells his enemy to “rejoice not against me…”  Christians are often mocked for their belief in the Bible and their faith in the Lord.  But our enemies are told to not rejoice against us.  The reason is simple:

1. “When I fall, I shall arise.”
-Christians still have a sinful flesh nature and will never be perfect in this life.  They are going to stumble and fall from time to time.  As is the non-Christian.  The difference is that the Christian will get up again.  Proverbs 24:16 tells us that “…a just man falleth seven time, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”  The just man is going to fall (and he is going to fall more than once), but he will get back up.  The wicked just falls.  Our enemies might try to rejoice when they see a Christian fail, but what they don’t understand is the fact that a Christian will “arise.”

2.”When I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.”
– Proverbs 4:19 says “The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.”  The wicked will never have light.  They stumble continually in darkness.  The Christian, even when it seems that they are “in darkness,” have the light of the Lord to guide them.  The Psalms describes the Bible as “a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.”

The difference between the saved and unsaved is simple: the saved have Jesus Christ and all that He is, a helper and a light.  What a wonderful blessing!

5 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks, Ben

    “The difference between the saved and unsaved is simple: the saved have Jesus Christ and all that He is, a helper and a light. What a wonderful blessing!”
    Indeed!! 🙂

    Being a Christian does not mean I am perfect… I am thankful for His grace and light. 🙂

    Blessings
    ann

    P.S. ———->

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    • I am definitely not perfect. I heard a sermon last night about the fact that, in Christ, Christians always win. Because of Jesus. It was great!

      P.S. I will get on that. I remembered the other day,but didn’t have a schedule with me. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

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  2. I love what Ann said! 🙂 It blesses me to know that it’s not the end of the world when I fall or go through dark times. He’s still with me! What a wonderful difference!
    God bless you as you make a difference today!

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  3. So blessed to have Jesus as my light in the darkness!

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