The Light – The Saturday Morning Post

Today’s Passage – Leviticus 24 – 25 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – Click here to view the passage from Blue Letter Bible)

(Second Milers also read – John 17 – 18; Proverbs 12; Psalms 61 – 65)

Read the “0212 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually. Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: it shall be a statute for ever in your generations. He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the LORD continually.” (Leviticus 24:1-4)

Good morning. Under all the badger skins, the inside of the tabernacle was dark: impossible for the priests to see. God provided light. The light came from lamps on a candlestick of gold. We can see from this passage three facts about the lamps.

1) The lamps used pure olive oil for fuel, so they would burn pure: a pure source of light.

2) The lamps burned continually, and God wanted and made them to do so.

3) The lamps were ordered by the High Priest: he would keep them from extinguishing, and made sure they were in the right position.

We are like the candlestick of the tabernacle.

1) We have a Pure Source of Light.

Jesus said…

“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” (John 9:4-5)

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

2) Jesus is to shine though us continually.

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

3) Our Lamps are ordered by our High Priest.

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)

We are here for God’s service: to do His will. We will be able to worship God better, and do everything better in Heaven… eccept one thing: tell others about Jesus.

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)

Go.

Peace.


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Gary Geiger
Gary Geiger
6 months ago

Thanks Ted, Good stuff
Gary

Bob Fenton
Bob Fenton
6 months ago

Amen Pastor Stahl. As Christians we need to let our light shine before this dying world.like the post.

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