DAILY MEDITATION: ‘Thinking with You’

Romans13:12.The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armour of light. We sleep during the night. During the day we wake up to go about our daily work or schedule. Jesus once said: ”As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming when no one can work” (John 9:4). Day is likened to light while night is likened to darkness. During the period of darkness it is easier to carry out some activities without being noticed, but not so daytime. Some people spend the night hours to carry out shameful and wicked deeds.
Night and day are also used to depict eras, periods of years or ages in human history. While night is of  the present or the past, day is futuristic. Deeds of darkness are bad or cruel acts- acts of inhumanity to fellow human beings. Putting aside deeds of darkness is equal to a change of attitudes, thoughts, habits and direction – it is making a U-turn back to God. When light shows up, darkness flees. The early Christians lived in eagerness of the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The return of Christ was expected to take place during their life time and as such they lived morally, decently, lovingly, purely,  patriotically, obediently, serving the LORD and in humility, serving one another.  Putting on the armour of light, therefore means to put on Christ. It means to put on the character of the Lord Jesus Christ. If these men and women did so during their days, then it is more compelling on us, Christians of the 21st Century. The end of the world has definitely come upon us, as Biblical prophecies are being daily and increasingly fulfilled before our very eyes! Armour is a metal suit worn by soldiers to protect them from missiles or weapons of the enemies during wars. The armour of light for today’s battles are truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace , faith, salvation and the word of God; true love being the overriding force. ”The night is nearly over;  the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armour of light”. Grace be with you.

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