The 6-week period of Lent leads up to Easter and is a time for believers to really take in all Jesus did for us through his death and resurrection. This Lent, we are preparing by digging deep into Jesus’ character through the pages of the Bible. Our daily Bible readings will go from Genesis to Revelation searching for Jesus and who he is. Our study uses the SOAP method of Bible study to seek an application for each reading (not sure what this is? Check out the What’s SOAP? tab). We have provided an example SOAP note below today’s reading. Join in this study by completing the daily readings and journaling using SOAP and you are welcome to use the Comments section at the bottom of our homepage to share or ask questions.
Jesus is Light.
Isaiah 9:2 – The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
John 8:12 – When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Light Vs. Dark | Marianne Toovey
What an interesting prophesy. Isaiah was talking about the northern tribe of Israel. Israel and Judah had split and Israel was conquered and captured first in the Assyrian invasions. So, in God’s mercy, they were given the chance to see the light of the Messiah first. And the majority of Jesus’ ministry did take place around the sea of Galilee, the very region Isaiah was speaking to! God really knows what He’s doing!
I struggle with darkness. I don’t know that I’d say I’m afraid of the dark, but I do have an active imagination and sometimes you never know what can be lurking in the shadows. It’s not a fun feeling. I love light. If I could, I’d keep all the lights on in the house all the time. Seeing clearly is my favorite! Jesus is like having all the lights on in the house all the time. Nothing is hidden. No opportunities for something to lurk about. And it’s up to me to seek his light, I have to let it in. By prayer, spending time in the Bible, and allowing others to breath that light into me through fellowship.
Dear God, You are the light of the world. I trust You to keep me safe and to lead me down the right path, showing me the way. Thank You for keeping me safe. I love You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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