“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings;and ye shall go forth,and grow up as calves of the stall.”-Malachi 4:2
The above scripture says God is known as the Sun of Righteousness.In other words, He is the supplier of the Light of Righteousness to all who walk in righteousness,just as the physical sun is the supplier of light to all shinning objects moving in their orbits in the galaxy.
Jesus said to His people:”Ye are the light of the world.A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in Heaven”-Matt 5:14 & 16. “Good works” in the above scripture also means “Righteousness”.Meaning the believer is the light of righteousness.This is true because just as the moon reflects the light of the sun in the night,so does the believer reflect the light of the “Sun of Righteousness” in this world of darkness.
It says:”that they may see your good works,and glorify your father which is in Heaven”.As the moon glorifies the sun by reflecting on its light,so is the believer expected to glorify God by manifesting God’s gift of righteousness in him to all men.James 1:17 says:”Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,and cometh down from the Father of lights…”.Obviously, the sun serves as the father to the moon and other shinning objects in the galaxy.
When there is no object between the moon and the sun,the moon shines its brightest! In the same vein, the believer’s shining is as a result of his determination to ensuring that nothing comes between him and his God.That is what is called ‘dedication’.When you are dedicated to God,you become like the moon or star in this world of darkness.In most villages where there is no electricity,the moon is a delight in the night. Children play when the moon is shining its brightest. The sun generates all the heat while the moon only reflect the light.Isa 60:1-3 says “Arise,shine;for thy light has come ,and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.”
When you are dedicated to God,God’s light in you will attract unbelievers to God. People who are dedicated to God fear Him.The opening scripture says “But unto you that fear the name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings…” If you fear God, then you are God’s choice. 1 Peter 2:9 says “But we are a chosen generationn a royal priesthood and an holy nation,a peculiar people;that ye should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light”. Isa 2:5 also says “O house of Jacob,come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD”. Believers who walk in God’s Light do not stop shining in life.Beloved, if He is the Sun, then behave like the moon!
I am born to shine! My Father is my source of shining! As long as I am well connected to Him,I will shine in life! In Jesus’ Mighty Name!
Credit:Pastor Frederick France/Divine Keys Devotional