Song Of Solomon 6:10 A Shining Light

Bright stars over trees

Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession? Song of Solomon 6:10 

Some people stand out as different, often better than others in some way. When they stand out in some way it is usually because they are better in some field than most people.

Actors are often listed as stars when their acting abilities stand out above everyone else. They are given lead roles because of their great abilities. They are shining in a way that most people do not shine.

The friends in Solomon’s story are wondering who it is that is shining so brightly. This person is appearing as bright as the sun.

When Jesus came into this world, He was called the light of the world. He would shine for a light that was brighter than anything that has ever shown before. His light would shine the truth.

In this sinfully dark world, His light would shine very bright. It would expose sin and reveal God’s great love. Any one who saw it would know that it was different.

Those who are blind are in complete darkness and light has no meaning. They cannot see the sun and its magnificent light because of their blindness. Those who cannot see the truth of Jesus as those who are spiritually blind. They will be blinded by the brightness of His light and refuse to see what is before them.

Anyone who sees the light of Jesus are changed into a new person. They, then, become a shining light also in this dark world. They are shining the light of Jesus and His truth in this dark world.

Believers in Jesus are to be a shining light as to who Jesus is and what He has done.

You, as a believer in Jesus, have seen His light at some point in your life. You are aware of His truth, truth of his love, His grace, His mercy, His forgiveness and His gift of eternal life.

Knowing these things, be a light in this world. Point everyone to Jesus the true shining light in this dark world. Let them know about the life He is giving away freely.

As you shine His light in and through your life, people will ask about that light. They will want to know who it is that is so bright and why He is so bright.

Is His light shining in your life today?

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the light Jesus shines in your life; that you will shine forth His light to others; and that people will see the light of Jesus in you. 

 

Psalm 37:5-6 How To Shine

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:5-6

Most people like to be seen as a good person. They strive to show how much they have done that is good, or show how bad someone else is compared to them.

Those in the world, show how they have physically or materially helped people in need. They get together with others to get support for some philanthropic task trying to help build other people up and meet their needs. They urge government changes in order to help others.

In the church, many speak grand words from the bible and talk about how much they read the Bible or pray. Others constantly talk about how much they do in and for the church, often bringing up tithes and offerings.

None of these things are necessarily bad, but they do not make a person truly shine. The shine they have is the dull shine of this world.

Focusing your eyes on God and His ways, and then trusting Him will bring about the desired results of shining.

When you have a heart that is sold out (committed) to Him and you are fully trusting that God will guide you in the best way possible, that is when you will begin to shine. You have to be willing to do what God wants and want what He wants in your life. As you do that while trusting Him, God will be able to do great things in and through you.

God will then be able to raise you up and make your righteousness shine like the sun. It will be clear to everyone that you have been forgiven of all sins and belong to Him.

The noonday sun is very bright and cannot be hidden. Your life will be the same as you commit yourself to God’s ways. Your life will stand out as different.

Have you committed all of your ways to God?

Are you trusting Him with all of your life?

Try Him and see what He can and will do in you and with you today.

I pray today that you will be committed to God’s ways; that God will reveal His ways to you; that you will trust God for everything; and that God will make you shine His light in this world.