Proverbs 20:27-30 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy. The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head. The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.
Think back to the last time you were watching TV, or maybe reading a book and the lights went out. The cause of the sudden darkness may have been a storm or a power failure. Whatever the cause, stop for a second, and think of how you felt for that one split second when your world turned black. Startled, a bit frightened, maybe a little uneasy? All these words would accurately describe that one split moment of surprise. Darkness has a way of causing us to be uneasy.
The Bible says, “The spirit of a man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.” In other words, God uses our spirit as a candle to view our heart. Hence the question we must ask ourselves is what does God see when He holds the candle of our spirit to our heart? Is our candle shinning bright, is it just a flicker, or could it be just a glowing ember on the wick essentially shutting the lights out on God?
Does the idea of God standing right next to you examining you right now make you feel uneasy? Are you a bit frightened of what He would hear, or see in your life? Maybe you’re a bit startled at His presence with you. Similar to the way you felt when the lights went out, and you were alone in darkness.
Our spirit should be one of joy, contentment, rejoicing, and peace. That is a spirit that glows brightly, which lights the way for the blessings of God.
Often when we are awaiting guests in the evening, we tell them “we’ll keep the light on for you.” Let’s keep the light on for Jesus, shall we?
As a child, you probably sang a song that said, “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.” Do you remember? If you have little children at home, sing it with them today. If not, just stop for a second, sing it, and think of the candle of your spirit. Let it shine for God.
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Jeremiah 50-52 / Proverbs 20:27-30
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