LIGHT AND TRUTH
For You are the God of my strength;
Why do You cast me off? Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!
Let them lead me;
Let them bring me to Your holy hill
And to Your tabernacle.
Our world is hungering for light and truth, without the revelation of light and truth, or the reality of God, we all drift like a ship at sea, tossed to and fro by the waves and the winds of life. The Word of God, or Christ Himself is the light of the world and the ultimate and final word of truth. Building our lives on Christ is like having a strong foundation underneath us, without that foundation we have no pattern or boundaries to build our futures upon. The truth of God, revealed in His written word, brings this truth and light, this reality, into our lives. J.M. Neale had some interesting insight into this verse of scripture, pay close attention to what he says about this verse.
“Here He sets forth the only way of His liberation, and what way is that, but by the Incarnation. Thy Light, as it is written, ‘That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.’
Thy Truth, as He said Himself, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life.’ And therefore the Master of Sentences uses this verse formally, when writing of the benefits of the Incarnation. Light indeed, after so many centuries that darkness covered the earth, and gross darkness the people! Truth indeed, when those things were concealed from the wisest philosophers of Greece and Rome are now revealed to babes and sucklings.”
Every generation, the natural men seems to think they have advanced philosophically and intellectually, but actually they are blinded by the same deception that man has fallen into since the time of Adam. Man thinks he can navigate his life by his own wisdom when actually he is just stubbornly rejecting his need for Christ and His Word. How should we respond? Like the Psalmist, in humility we must cry out, “Oh, send out your light and your truth”. As we cry out to the Lord, He always responds. He will give us the light of the revelation of the knowledge of Him and the truth or reality found only in Him. Today can be the day of light and truth in your life, when will it happen, as soon as you call, He will answer.