Words from the Heart for Saturday July 13th, 2019
The path of those who do right is like the sun in the morning. It shines brighter and brighter until the full light of day. But the way of those who do what is wrong is like deep darkness. They don’t know what makes them trip and fall.
Proverbs 4:18 (NIRV)
The Morning Sun
Even though the longest day of the year is behind us for 2019, we are still enjoying the longer days of sunlight that comes with summer. The farther north you live, the more hours of daylight that you will experience. Areas along the Gulf of Mexico coast receive about fourteen hours of daylight this time of year. Along the U.S. / Canadian border, the day is approximately 16 hours and 15 minutes long. For those individuals living above the Arctic Circle there is no sunset at all on the summer solstice.
Over and over again the Bible speaks of the contrast between those who are walking with the Lord and those who are not. It often uses light to describe the followers of Jesus and darkness to describe those who are not. Proverbs 4:18 is a classic example: “The path of those who do right is like the sun in the morning. It shines brighter and brighter until the full light of day. But the way of those who do what is wrong is like deep darkness. They don’t know what makes them trip and fall.” Life is so much better when it is day. After a long night, there is nothing as welcome as the morning sun. It causes the concerns and worries of the night to flee. When Jesus comes into our lives, He drives the darkness of the night of sin away. We no longer have to wonder where we are going – we see it clearly. The future no longer holds any terror – we look with expectation with all that the Lord has in store for us. How much better is it to walk in the light that Jesus provided for all who love Him.
These have been words from the heart.