Verse of the day
He has delivered us from the power of darkness, and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love:
He has delivered us
God’s grace is so amazing, so powerful, He puts all of Himself into rescuing us. While we were without strength, He showed up in our battle and won on our behalf.
From the Power of Darkness
Sitting in darkness but needing light can be solved by simply turning on a light source. But this was not our position. Our problem was not as simple as a darkness that could be dispelled by a light we could find.
When we were in darkness, it was not a question of us mustering up enough self-will to stop the darkness we live and walked in. Our problem was that we were under a power, a controlling force and influence that we were helpless to stop.
Hence, the need for deliverance which could only be from a power higher than the power that contending with us. A power we didn’t possess.
Into the Kingdom of His dear Son
Something we would find interesting about our text for today is this:
“from the power of darkness, and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love:”
This is probably grammatically incorrect. Why? Because we would expect the opposite of darkness to be light. The text should have read “into the kingdom of light”. But God is intentional about every single letter of His Word. So why the reference?
This is because God doesn’t just bring us to a cure, He brings us to a person. If you’re sick, say you have a headache, a drug can be a quick fix. But someone who really loves you will recommend you to a doctor who would not just fix a headache but would look for and recommend a cure for the source or the disease producing the symptom.
God doesn’t just bring us to light, He brings us to the One who will not just be our light but will be our everything. He brings us to a vital relationship even as He has a relationship with this Son He loves so much.
As believers, we come to a Person whom we become intimate with and will eventually become like.
In our state of being spiritually sick, God doesn't just bring us to a cure, He brings us to a Person.Click To Tweet
Father, thank You for bringing me to the Kingdom of Your Son. Help me walk with the Person of Jesus.
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