Children of light

I hope you are reading John 12.  It will be the text for worship and Sunday School this coming Sunday at FBC.  Jesus speaks, first, about “walking in the light” (vs 35). Then He speaks about becoming “children of light”(vs 36).  The first is a case by case obedience.  As He gives us grace to see His will, we move forward into it.  We walk!  One of Mary’s early lessons re. her son was, “Whatever He tells you to do, do it” (John 2).  The second phrase in John 12 is something different.  To become a child of light is to have your whole character and direction shaped by the will of God.  It is not case by case, it becomes your character.  Interesting.  Every time we pray the Lord’s Prayer we call God our Father.  I wonder how often we consider whether we are becoming  His children.  “To them He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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