What Jesus Did! 'When Light Is Darkness' — Luke 11:33-36

Friday, July 31, 2015

"No person takes a light and puts it under a bowl or hides it. Instead, a person puts the light on a lamp table so that the people that come in can see. Your eye is a light for the body. If your eyes are good, then your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, then your whole body will be full of darkness (sin). So be careful! Don't let the light in you become dark. If your whole body is full of light, and none of it is dark, then it will be all bright. It will be like you have the light of a lamp shining on you."
— Luke 11:33-36 NLT
Illustration of Luke 11:33-36 NLT — "No person takes a light and puts it under a bowl or hides it.

Key Thought

Not all religion is the same. Despite the claims of many in today's culture, simply choosing a religion is not the issue. The issue has to do with choosing a Savior. Only one Savior has already chosen you. He has already paid for your sins. He has already set in motion the power to make you a child of God and bring you home to himself as a fellow heir of heaven's riches and grace. This Savior warns about false lights that are really just another form of darkness.

Today's Prayer

Father, please give me eyes to see and a heart that is open to your truth. I do not want to put my faith in something simply because I have a deep-seated need to be religious. I want the true light, the eternal light, the saving light to illuminate my soul. I seek your truth and your salvation. Lead me to an unvarnished and unencumbered faith in what is true. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Proverbs 14:12
  • John 7:16-18
  • Luke 11:9-10


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.