Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

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Shine as Light

Moses was a man whose face shone. In fact, his face was so radiant that even his own brother was afraid to go up close to him because of the brightness (Exodus 34:30)! Now, Moses wasn't radiant because of some magic he performed or some monumental deeds that he did. In fact, his face did not shine all the time. It was only after Moses spoke with God face to face that his face shone. (Exodus 34:29, 34-35) And it is kind of funny because Moses wasn't aware that anything funny had happened to the way he looked :)

Light doesn't come from some personal power, idea, or skill - light comes from reflection. I am a moon. This light is not produced, it is received (Romans 7:18, Romans 8:11, John 1:4). Those who meet the LORD face to face, it is they who reflect the light of God and shine with His light. I want this to be true of me, too!

"The LORD make His face shine on you..." -Numbers 6:25

"Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!
They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance." -Psalm 89:15

"Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you." -Isaiah 60:1

Some more related verses

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the just is like the shining sun,
That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

Daniel 12:3
Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever.

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 13:43
Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

2 Corinthians 4:6
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 50:2
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God will shine forth.
Tags: christian, exodus, isaiah, light, matthew, me, numbers, prayer, psalms, scene

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