The Light Within Us

"God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness."
- Genesis 1:4 -

The light was good.

God divided it from the darkness.

The light was special to God.

God saw the light. He looked at it with complacency, gazed upon it with pleasure, and saw that it was good.

If the Lord has given us light, He looks on that light with peculiar interest.

The light was not only His own handiwork, but it is like Himself, for He is light.

God's eye tenderly observes the work of grace which He has begun.

He never loses sight of the treasure which He has placed in our earthen vessels.

Sometimes we cannot see the light.

But God always sees the light, and He sees it much better than our seeing it.

It is very comfortable for us to know that we are God's people.

We may not know it.

But the Lord knows it.

We are safe.

The Lord knows those who are His.

We may be sighing and groaning because of inbred sin, and mourning over our darkness.

But the Lord sees light in our heart, for He has put it there.

All the cloudiness and gloom of our soul cannot conceal our light from His gracious eye.

We may have sunk low in despondency, and even despair.

But God sees the light.

He not only sees it, but He also preserves it in us.

The light is preserved by His grace, He will one day develop it into fulness of glory.

The light within us is the dawn of the eternal day.

We Rejoice and Delight in You

"We rejoice and delight in you;
we will praise your love more than wine."
- Song of Solomon 1:4 -

We rejoice and delight in you.

O come, let us sing unto the Lord.

Let us make a joyful noise unto the rock of our salvation.

We, the called and faithful and chosen, we will drive away our griefs.

We will set up our banners of confidence in the name of God.

We, with joy, will magnify the Lord.

We will never cease from adoring and blessing the name of Jesus.

The Lord Jesus must have the crown of our heart's delight.

We will not dishonor our Bridegroom by mourning in His presence.

We rejoice and delight in Him.

The Lord Jesus is the present portion of His people.

Let us be glad and rejoice in Him.

I Am With You Always

"... and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matthew 28:20 -

The Lord Jesus Christ is in the midst of His church.

His promise is, "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

This is a blessed truth, for where Jesus is, love becomes inflamed.

The presence of Jesus sets the heart burning!

A glimpse of Him will overcome us.

A moment's leaning of the head upon His gracious bosom, and a reception of His divine love into our poor cold hearts, and we are cold no longer, and are capable of every suffering.

If we know that Jesus is with us, every power will be developed, and every grace will be strengthened.

We will cast ourselves into the Lord's service with heart, and soul, and strength.

The presence of the Lord Jesus Christ is to be desired above all things.

His presence will be most realized by those who are most like Him.

If we desire to see Jesus, we must grow in conformity to Him.

Let us bring ourselves, by the power of the Spirit, into union with Jesus' desires, and motives, and plans of action, and we are likely to be favored with His company.

Jesus delights to be with us.

If he does not come, it is because we hinder Him by our indifference.

He will reveal Himself to our earnest prayers.

He can be detained by our entreaties, and by our tears.

Children Of God

They are corrupt and not his children;
to their shame they are a warped and crooked generation.
- Deuteronomy 32:5 -

Christian believers are the children of God.

If you have received the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart, you are a child of God.

If you have believed on Jesus Christ's name, that is, simply from your heart trust yourself with the crucified, but now exalted, Redeemer, you are a member of the family of the Most High.

We have the privilege to become a child of God.

Our Lord Jesus puts it in another shape.

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."

Christ appears as a shepherd to His own sheep, not to others.

As soon as He appears, His own sheep perceive Him.

They trust Him. They are prepared to follow Him.

He knows them, and they know Him.

There is a mutual knowledge.

There is a constant connection between them.

Thus the one mark, the sure mark, the infallible mark of regeneration and adoption is a hearty faith in the appointed Redeemer.

Are you in doubt, are you uncertain whether you bear the secret mark of God's children?

Then let not an hour pass till you have said, "Search me, O God, and know my heart."

Let us not trifle about our soul, our never-dying soul and its eternal destinies. 
Le us be in earnest, and make sure work for eternity.