Wednesday, 23 January 2008

The light of dawn

Search the Scriptures has now moved onto Proverbs, and this verse stood out at me a few days ago more than it ever has before:

Proverbs 4:18 - 'But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.'

Now I got to thinking about this and came up with all sorts of different ways of looking at it, some of which are more helpful than others. But the one thing that really struck me, and encouraged me, was the absoluteness of this statement. It shines brighter and brighter until full day... this is a fact. The light will not flicker one day as life goes through ups and downs. It will not be extinguished by the hard times. No, if we are walking in God's ways then we are walking nearer and nearer every day towards his glory and being made like him. How encouraging! So next time you have a bad day just remember that even that day has been one more step towards 'full day'.

1 comment:

Exile from GROGGS said...

Adds a whole new layer of significance to this song (Leigh Nash, written by Matt Slocum of "Sixpence" fame).