Each passing day in this dark world brings us nearer to the time when Christ, the Light of the World, shall appear. The works of darkness may be prevalent now but a better day is coming…the day of our Lord’s return.
The night is far spent. If that was true in Paul’s day, how much more in ours. The works of darkness surround us and are the topic of nearly every daily paper: crime, war, greed, and lust. Since the night of sin’s reign is nearly over, we must cast off the works of darkness. Children of light do not always live up to their name. Compromise with the world and its degrading practices is on the increase.
But this is no time for compromise.
It is almost dawn.
How quickly the darkness flees at the first light of the morning. Christians must separate from the works of darkness because their Lord may soon appear, the “Dayspring from on high.” Upon His return we must all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. It is time to get right with God (see 2 Corinthians 5:10).
Honesty of heart is needed.
Drunkenness, envy, and strife must be put away and all else that grieves our Lord. Instead of these dark pastimes, we ought to occupy ourselves with the Lord Jesus.
Christ may return today.
Are you walking in the light?