April 23, 2016
12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world.Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Quote of the Week
Those who follow Me don’t walk in darkness (John 8:12) These words tell us to imitate Christ in life and behavior. Just here lies the way we find light and avoid dark. So now we have our assignment:
Meditate on Jesus.
Christ’s teaching outstrips all other teachings and God’s Spirit will teach you Christ’s secrets. Few secrets come to people not filled with His Spirit—even with repeated hearing of the Gospel. The clue to understanding Christ?
Conform 100% to His life.
Thomas a’Kempis from his timeless classic, The Imitation of Christ. (From Book I, How Life With God Works. Chapter 1, Imitating Christ, Shunning the World). Edited and paraphrased by my dear friend, the late Don Demaray.
Note to Readers. For the next season ahead I will be sharing excerpts from this book, one of the most significant writings in Christian history, and likely the second best selling book of all time next to the Bible itself.
In case you are new to the Sixth Day Exercise. In case you are just joining us, each week we share in an exercise called “The Sixth Day Exercise.” As Genesis 1 has it, God created human beings in his own image on the sixth day. Genesis 3 shows us the desecration of the image of God in our race which has only compounded itself across the centuries. It’s why the Image Bearer himself, Jesus Christ, came. His life, death, resurrection and ascension reversed the curse of sin and death and created a pathway whereby our broken race could be made gloriously whole again; restored to the Creator’s intent. Paul put it this way:
For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22.
Given we were made on the Sixth Day, it makes sense that we might stop and assess how it’s going on the long journey of being “remade” on each successive sixth day.
J.D. Walt serves as Seedbed’s Sower in Chief. firstname.lastname@example.org.