in the Light
How important is it that
we walk in the light when it comes to us?
Then Jesus said unto
them, You are going to have the light
just for a while longer. Walk while you
have the light, before darkness overtakes you.
The man who walks in the dark does not know where
he is going. John 12:35.
Note It is important
to settle a plain question of duty at once, and
not delay obedience under the excuse of waiting
for more light. To do as did Balaam ask
God again concerning that which he plainly and
expressly spoke is dangerous. Nor should
we, like the unbelieving Jews, seek a sign from
Heaven to convince us that we ought to obey the
Written Word. Has God spoken? Is it His word?
Then obey. Do not insult Heaven with the question
whether it is right to obey. (See 1 Kings
22:1-36; Ezekiel 14:1-5.)
Upon what condition are
we promised cleansing from sin?
But if we walk in
the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship with one another, and the blood of
Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. 1
Sources of Light
Who is the light of the
When Jesus spoke again
to the people, he said, I am
the light of the world. Whoever follows me will
never walk in darkness, but will have the light
of life. John 8:12.
How are we to walk in Christ?
So then, just as
you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to
live in him.
What has God given to guide
our feet aright in the path of truth and duty?
Your word is a lamp
to my feet and a light for my path.
(See Proverbs 6:23.)
What does the entrance of Gods
The unfolding of your
words gives light; it gives understanding
to the simple.
What does Christ say will
be blessed through the prophecies of the Book of
Blessed is the one
who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed
are those who hear it and take to heart what is
written in it, because the time is near.
Note We are in the
last days, in the generation that is to hear the
final warning message contained in this book.
(See Revelation 14:6-10; 18:1-5.)
More Light for the Righteous
How long may the just
expect increased light to shine upon their
The path of the
righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining
brighter till the full light of day.
Note The more
earnestly one desires to know the will of God,
while living up to all the light he has, the more
light and truth from God will shine upon his
pathway. If light is sown for the righteous, such
are the very ones who may expect advanced light
to come to them and to see new duties presented
to them from a study of the Word of God.
How did God respond to
Cornelius sincerity of worship?
One day at about three
in the afternoon he had a vision. He
distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him
and said, Cornelius! Cornelius
stared at him in fear, What is it Lord?
he asked. The angel answered, your
prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a
memorial offering before God. Acts
Because God acknowledged
Cornelius worship, was this evidence that
he had nothing more to learn or do?
Now send men to
Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is
called Peter. He is staying with Simon the
tanner, whose house is by the sea. Verses
5,6. [He told the men what they had to do and
bring Simon Peter back to bring more light to
Cornelius and his entire house]
Note The reason the
Lord favored Cornelius with a visit from one of
His angels was not that Cornelius knew the way to
salvation perfectly, but that the Lord saw in him
a sincere desire for more light and a willing
mind to comply with every known requirement. That
spirit was pleasing to the Lord. All may receive
advanced light if, like Cornelius, they seek it
and are willing to walk in it when it comes to
them. If it is neglected, they are guilty before
God and will be left to the buffetings of the
Results of Our Choice
What will become of the
light that one has if he fails to walk in it?
Your eye is the
lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your
whole body is full of light. But when they are
bad, your body is also full of darkness. See
to it, then, that the light within you is not
darkness. Luke 11: 34, 35.
Why did the sin of those who
rejected Christ remain?
Jesus said, If
you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin;
but now that you claim you can see,
your guilt remains. John 9:41.
Note With advanced
light comes increased responsibility. Duty is
always in proportion to ones light and
privileges. Present truth always brings with it
Why are those condemned who do
not come to the light?
This is the
verdict: Light has come into the world, but
men loved darkness instead of light because their
deeds were evil. John 3:19.
If one is really seeking the
truth, what will he do?
lives by the truth comes into the light,
so that it may be seen plainly that what he has
done has been done through God. Verse
What will those who reject
light and truth finally are led to believe?
For this reason God
sends them a powerful delusion so that they
will believe the lie and so all will be condemned
who have not believed the truth but have
delighted in wickedness. 2 Thessalonians 2:
Note The opposite
of light is darkness; the opposite of the truth
is a lie. For those who reject the light and
truth, only darkness and error remain. God is
sometimes in the Scriptures represented as
sending that which He permits to come.
Upon what condition
only may we be made partakers of Christ?
We have come to
share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end
the confidence we had at first. Hebrews
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