Prepping for a sermon on John 8, I was pondering Walvoord & Zuck’s assertion that Jesus’ words at the Feast of Tabernacles pointed to the pillar of fire. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12 (ESV). This morning, I read Psalm 105:37-45 English Standard Version (ESV)
“37 Then he brought out Israel with silver and gold,
and there was none among his tribes who stumbled.
38 Egypt was glad when they departed,
for dread of them had fallen upon it.
39 He spread a cloud for a covering,
and fire to give light by night.
40 They asked, and he brought quail,
and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.
41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
it flowed through the desert like a river.
42 For he remembered his holy promise,
and Abraham, his servant.
43 So he brought his people out with joy,
his chosen ones with singing.
44 And he gave them the lands of the nations,
and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples’ toil,
45 that they might keep his statutes
and observe his laws.
Praise the Lord!”
Bring us out of bondage, Lord, with the emphasis on fearing you (not the people who would like to keep us enslaved)!!
You truly do bring light to a dark place.- Teresa #shineonme