Tuesday, March 10, 2015

IN THE LIGHT OF GOD

Here is the great truth that, only when we see things in the light of God, do we see things as they are.  It is only when we see things in the light of God that we see what things are really important, and what things are not.  These things that seem vastly important, things like ambition, and prestige, and money and gain, lose all their value and importance when they are seen in the light of God.  Pleasures and habits and social customs which seem permissible enough, are seen for the dangerous things they are when they are seen in the light of God.  Things which seem evil, hardship, toil, discipline, unpopularity, even persecution, are seen in their glory when they are seen in the light of God.

-- William Barclay (1907-1978) in The Revelation of John (Vol. II)


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