When the Son of God shines on you my friend, you cannot help but reflect the bright light and provide some sunshine into the lives of others. Reading today in 1 Peter 3:13 through 4:6, we will offer some thoughts in how to shine our light even if faced with difficulties. It is in darkness that light is the brightest so let us begin today inspired and equipped with the light of Christ.
The passage today tells us to be prepared for opposition from those who reject Christ as Savior. We may get ridiculed and thought to be weird like the people thought about Noah when he built the Ark. Even if suffering for following the instructions from God, do not fear or panic for there are better days ahead. Our enemies may hurt us with what they say but if we trust in God, everything will be okay.
We should maintain a clear conscience toward God and how we treat others by taking every opportunity to share with others about Christ. If faced with persecution, we should keep living by the will of God rather than human passions. There is a greater advantage to being equipped with the light of Christ because we are confident that the future will be bright. Also, we will remain persistent because the reward is beyond what could be imagined.
We can’t go back into the past but we can do better going forward into the future. That’s why for true happiness, we have accepted Christ in our heart and have changed from the inside out. With Christ in our heart, there is eternity to look forward to and it only gets better each day.
This day with You Lord, we are building on the solid foundation of Your Word and pray today for opportunities to bless others. There is no greater help than being inspired and equipped with the bright light of Christ in whose name we pray today … Amen.