[January 2]
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light. Ephesians 5:8
THE Lord Jesus tells us that if we would be faithful to the light we must let our light so shine as to show forth the praises of our Father in heaven. He forewarns us that many will not appreciate our good works, but will say all manner of evil against us falsely, for his name's sake. He assures us that the children of darkness hate the children of light, but he admonishes that in these experiences we should "rejoice and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven." Such is the sentiment of the children of the light that they will rejoice even in persecutions and in tribulation. As they let the light, the truth, shine out, the error will be manifested to those of right understanding and of noble heart. Z'15-201 R5719:4 (Hymn 275)