Lessons from the Moon

Re: Verse reading–1 Peter 2:11-3:9 (Day Five)
12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Ever marvel at the beauty of the moon? (Its color, its texture, its shape) Ever wonder how helpless and un-noticed it would be if not for the sun? In an interesting way the moon “glorifies” the sun. Any notice of it from our vantage point is because of the sun. The moon does nothing to create its own light or energy for that matter. The only way the moon can be seen or recognized is when its “position” to the sun is such where we can see the effects of the sun on the moon. In verse 12 we are told that our lives can glorify God. How? I think it’s the same as with the moon. We must live our lives in obedience, sacrifice, and purity (in right “position” or relation to God). To be certain, it is a battle, struggle, and intense (see verse 11). It demands constant attention and determination. But the end result is a life that is beautiful and observable. To those that are watching, it will point them to a strong, holy, and loving God.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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  1. I don’t recall hearing this expressed this way before. Thank you so much, Scott. Something to remember. I hope I never allow another person or situation to cause an eclipse, coming between me and the source of my light, our Father.

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