For Him Who Has Ears… Food for thought

2 Cor. 4:6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Stop and think about this verse. Think. Ponder. Meditate. Does the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ shine in your heart? Would you say this verse describes your walk with Christ and defines what it means to be the redeemed? A Christian?

Let light shine out of darkness. Have you ever been in a dark room or worse yet asleep and had a light flipped on that made you suddenly startled and retreating from the light? Does this describe your conversion and Christianity?

The knowledge of the Glory of God. What? Imagine, knowledge of the glory of God. The Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, unsearchable, beyond human comprehension, Sovereign God whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain. He is the God whom Moses could only stand to see His backside as His goodness passed by. The God who caused the prophet Isaiah to fall on his face confessing the sorry state of his life when he saw the robe of God’s Glory fill the temple. (Think about it.)

In the face of Jesus Christ. In full knowledge that there is no way for you to behold such a divine image of God except for in and through the face of Jesus Christ. Aware that there is nothing about you, in you, or potentially through you that would wash away the stain of guilt ridden sin that permeates every fiber of your being rendering you fully unworthy and undeserving of even a glimpse. Your only hope is humbly falling at the feet of Him who is Hope, deserving wrath and grasping at a Grace freely given. Is this your cherished memory, knowledge, and experience with Christ every time you think of Him?

My concern is that this doesn’t describe most of us concerning our Christianity. I see first hand the “form of Godliness” that passes for Christianity. Churches filled with those stumbling blindly in a religious stupor while going through the motions of singing Amazing Grace. They are not even aware that the road they are on is the broad one leading to destruction. Measuring themselves by those around them and their own piety. Sightlessly passing by the true glorious Hope. Busy with image, the World, worries, and doctrinal pride rather than being the humble, not of this World, lost in the Life of Christ, resting in His Sovereign guidance, Redeemed.

I am desperate to be heard. Ephesians 5:14 “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

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