Bible Study with Breaux: Week #3 – Let your light shine

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Reflective Memorization: Philippians 2:15b
“Let your lives shine brightly before them.”

Context: Paul wrote this letter to the church of Philippi from a prison in Rome around 61 AD. As we begin this week’s devotional, there are three things to keep in mind:

– Reflect on what God is trying to say to you.
– Relax in the light of His character.
– Respond to what God is calling you to do.

Have you ever walked into your dark home and thought, “I wish I remembered to leave a light on?” Your hand glides across the wall to that familiar spot, the light switch. You flick the light on and suddenly your space is warmer because everything feels better around the glow of light.

Paul encourages us in Philippians 2 to let our lives shine brightly. It’s easy to let darkness overtake the world. As followers of Jesus our calling and destiny is to walk through the world saying, “Let there be light!”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wherever Jesus is darkness cannot stand. As followers of Jesus we carry His presence wherever we go and the darkness fades as the light shines brightly. May we be people who joyfully illuminate with God’s love, truth, hope and kindness into a world that is longing for a light that continuously shines and overcomes all darkness.

QUESTION: What does it look like to be a carrier of light in this world?
QUESTION: Is there anything that is holding you back from shining in the dark places? If so, give it to God and He will replace it with something better.
QUESTION: How will I joyfully bring light during this time?

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