fredag 18. november 2016

It is about making it your experience

Yesterday, I wrote about pleasing the Lord, and today I follow up with:
“- find out what pleases the Lord!”
Eph 5:10
Paul is clear: “Test for yourself!”

Paul placed his exhortation in a context where he encourages his readers to live as children of light and bear the fruit of the light. He even describes what this fruit is like, and again it is one fruit with different qualities:

for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth
Eph 5:9
Paul frequently referred to “goodness” and also described “goodness” as a quality of the fruit of the Spirit (1). It is logical that the qualities are the same, because there is no controversy between living as children of light and living as children of God, for as Paul writes “you are light in the Lord” (2).

My experience is that it pleases the Lord when I represent a contrast to the darkness of this world. It was on that note I started to drink from the “Well of holiness” with the reflection “Dare to be different” three months ago.

The illustration photo was taken during my sermon last Sunday. The theme was: “Arise and shine!”. (3). If you are going shine in the light of Jesus in a dark world, you have to rise up. Test and see!

‘Manna’ for today_

Holiness is about making it your own experience.
(1) See "It is about following in a double meaning"
(2) "For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light" Eph 5:8
(3) “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you." Isa 60:1

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