Saturday, July 21, 2018

Set Before

"I have set before you"... (Deut. 30.19)

It is still true, and it is still the way God deals with His own.
There is a path before us and there is a choice.
It is a choice between unchanging Light and ever increasing darkness.
It is a choice between measureless fulness and utter emptyness.
It opens the Way of Life, or the path to death.

Maybe, because of the multiplication of sources, there has never been a time when mankind has been bombarded with so much information.
And through this the individualism characteristic of those who lived in times past has been lost among the demands for conformity.

Rather than judge things in their own light, our generation looks around and lets its judgment be formed by the norms of a society which is enslaved to the latest fluctuations of what is acceptable and what is not.
We can no longer live in freedom but rather in the "safety" of a world which makes decisions  for us.
God's world is the opposite of this one.

God's world is a world where things are unchangeable, and absolute.

The woman at the well saw the Truth and came with a message to the town; "come see" (Jn.4)
Our minds can be persuaded to change in their opinions but that which has been seen cannot be unseen.
She saw and she knew, with a knowledge which was hers forever.

The choice between God's world and this world is stark: it is a choice between darkness and Light, between blind stumbling and seeing an unfailing LIGHT.

There is a turning away from, and there is a turning toward.

God allows us, in a way, repeat the work of creation and separate the light from the darkness.
The door is opened for us to be, in unchanging reality, the children of LIGHT. There is illumination for all our days, and all our ways, through the Light that ever increaseth, and never faileth.

"The Lord shall be thine everlasting Light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended." (Is.60.20)

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