The Light on Display (Exodus 30, John 9)

“That it may bring the people of Israel to remembrance before the Lord, so as to make atonement for your lives,” Exodus 30:16

It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him,” John 9:3

One of my favorite things to do while Sherry is shopping at Sams is to visit each food display.  I find it very interesting to sample the different types of food that are on sale for whatever week.  Recently I was able to sample strawberries.  The goal of these displays is for you to purchase the item on display.  After sampling the strawberries, I found myself placing a package in Sherry’s cart when she came by.  In my case, the display worked.

Consider our More for Christ readings:  In Exodus 30 we find God’s continued instruction for how to conduct oneself in the Tabernacle.  In each of these specific guidelines we find the light of God’s glory on display.  Each time the people would come, they would be reminded of God’s glory which was on display.

In John 9 we find the Light on display.  Jesus encounters a blind man.  This man has been blind since birth (A picture of our spiritual state).  As He sits outside the Temple, the disciples wonder the why of his state.  In this moment Jesus reminds us of God’s purpose (The light will be on display).

Here we see several things: 1.  The light is at work, Vs: 3-7  2.  The light is at war, Vs: 8-34  3.  The light wins the day, Vs: 35-41

Finally we understand John 8:12 “I am the light of the world.  He who follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” 

Jesus has come to this world to work the Works of God.  He does this by bringing light to what was dark.  The world does not understand the light (Vs: 2-7) and religion opposes the light (Vs: 9-34).  However the light wins the day (Vs: 35-41) as Jesus is calling men to come from the darkness into the light!!!

Question:  “Does your life and my life reflect the light of Christ?”  The fact is, “God intends for our every action to be on display.”  Allow me to encourage you to shine His light before a dark and sinful world so that they may see the Light of His glory!!!  When we display the light we fulfill our intended purpose.

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