Walking as Children of Light

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light…

Ephesians 5:8

I thought I would close out the week with one more post on the subject of light.  This is a great verse for so many reasons.  It really gives a nice summation of our Christian lives: we were in darkness, we are now in light, and we need to walk in the light.  We were children of the Devil.  We are now children of God.  We need to live like God’s children.

I love how the Lord words things in the Bible; often, our faith in the inspiration of God’s Word is strengthened just by the wording.  Look at the wording of this verse, and notice that it doesn’t actually say “we were walking in darkness.”  It says “ye were… darkness.”  We actually were darkness.  It also doesn’t say “now ye walk in the light.”  It says “now are ye light in the Lord.”  We don’t just have light.  We ARE light.  That is the same thing that Matthew 5:14 says – it all ties in perfectly.  Of course, we are light in the Lord: He is the one Who causes us to be light.  What a wonderful doctrinal truth!  We were darkness incarnate.  Now we are very light of Jesus Christ Himself!  What a wonderful Saviour!

Now, in light of the fact that we were darkness, and in light of the fact that we are now light the Lord Jesus, we need to “walk as children of light.”  We are light; now we simply need to live like it.  We are Christians; we need to live and act like Christians.  We are the children of God; we need to act like children of God.  We are light in Him.  I say it again – what a wonderful Saviour!

2 responses to this post.

  1. I will just have to agree with you and say it again too . ..what a wonderful Savior!
    Thanks Ben! It has been an enlightening week here in God’s word!


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