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Our Everlasting Light

I am going back to my scripture reading and memorization; not being legalistic but with a pure heart to want to delight in the law of the LORD; and in His law meditate day and night (Psalm 1).

I recalled a testimony of an elderly missionary in China who almost lost his eyesight. As he pondered over the thought of not able to read the Word of God again, the Lord prompted him to memorize and hide His Word in his heart. He set out to read and memorize scriptures, verse by verse, chapter by chapter, book by book and then the whole of the Old Testament and subsequently the whole of the New Testament.

Before he finished to do so, his eyes were healed. God’s Word has the power to heal and save! "He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions." (Psalm 107:20) I also recalled of many Tibetan monks and priests who knew their Buddhist scriptures by heart, and also the religious Muslims who knew their scriptures.

As I was reading Genesis One yesterday, I made some interesting discoveries.

God created light on the first day. But He created the planets, including the sun and moon, only on the fourth day. Thus, what is the light on the first day if the sun is only being created on the fourth day?

I found the answer in these two verses:

"The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; but the LORD will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory. Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended. (Isaiah 60:19-20)

There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. (Revelation 22:5)

The Lord never desires us to substitute anyone or anything or any light for Him. That is the first commandment.

As such, I would encourage myself and you to prepare our hearts to seek the Law of the LORD ourselves, and to do it, and to teach others His statutes and ordinances. (Ezra 7:10) SEEK==>DO==>TEACH.

Of course, we can have teachers and pastors to teach us. But God is our PRIMARY Source, the rest are secondary.