But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Today's Morsel: The other day, I was focusing on the word "just". Since it seems to have evaded many, I wanted to see exactly what it meant in the Greek. The Greek word for just is "tsad-deek", which means lawful and righteous. It is also the root word for "justification" and "justices". Paul said that we should think on things that are just (Philippians 4:8). Solomon said that a just man (lawful and righteous) walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him (Proverbs 20:7). He further states that a just man is satisfied from himself (Proverbs 14:14), and then he says that the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. Because God is a righteous God, He wants us, His children, to be just. Jesus said that we are the light of the world, a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden (Matthew 5:14). Because we are lights set on a hill, we must now show forth the praise of Him that has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light. Our lives must reflect Christ, who is the light of the world. The psalmist said, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"(Psalms 119:105). When we understand that Jesus is the Word (John 1:1), we understand who is shining in and through us and why our path is bright. In order to be just, you have to live according to the Word of God. We must be doers of the Word. And when we are doers of His Word, and continue to add the Word of God daily to our faith, it keeps showing us the way to that perfect day; that day that Jesus will return for His church. Are you shining for Jesus? Make sure your light doesn't go out or you may stumble.
Sing: This little light of mind, I'm gonna let it shine. This little light of mind, I'm gonna let it shine. This is light of mind, I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let is shine, let it shine.