One’s response to the light in this life is crucial, because at the throne of judgement there will be no opportunity to embrace truth that was formerly spurned (Revelation 20:11-15). Those who scorn the light of the gospel now will have all light removed from them in eternity.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 8:18.
Every good gift
and every perfect gift
is from above,
and comes down
from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no variation
or shadow of turning.
Since everything that I’m thankful for is from God, I’m giving thanks to Him today. Wishing all of you a wonderful day today 🙂
The need for believers to care for the poor is a constant theme of Scripture, but often we do nothing about it. We get caught up in meeting our own needs and desires, or we just don’t see enough poor people to remember their needs. Both in your own city and across the oceans there are people who need help. What can you do to show them tangible evidence of God’s love?
Commentary from The One Year NIV Devotional NT, May 23. Tyndale House Publishers. 2003.
It’s not always easy to accept the task of shining in this dark world, but we may be the light that God has sent for a soul in need of a Savior; so we must not only be ready, we must be willing.
Commentary from the Pathways Devotional, by David Jeremiah, May 1.
Satan tries to trick us into thinking that life can be divided into two separate parts: the secular, which is separate from the Lord, and the spiritual. That’s a lie. As God’s children, we are spiritual beings, and every area of our life is to be an expression of that divine relationship. Whether employment, family role, ministry, or leisure pursuits, our every involvement connects into God’s purpose for our life and must please Him.
Portions of commentary from Charles Stanley’s In Touch devotional, February 12, 2017.