Light of the World: Let There Be Light

With The Good and Beautiful God series coming to a close, South Ridge Church has officially started a new message series titled Let There Be Light. With a new message series comes a new daily devotional.

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(Begin with 1-2 minutes of silence)

One Scripture passage that is communicated regularly in our culture — through music, movies, or other forms of artistic expression — is Genesis 1:3. The NIV translation reads, And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

 According to the Bible, light was the very first thing created by God. Light, it seems, was necessary for everything else that was to be created afterward. Light makes that which was invisible, visible. Light, the Scriptures declare, would not exist without God. 

The CSB Study Bible rightly notes that when God speaks, He does so with universe-changing authority. The creation of light, therefore, isn’t something God just decided to create one day. It was an essential aspect of God’s creation. It was foundational for the rest of God’s plan. It was central to the inner workings of the entire universe. And God declared that the light was good.


     GENESIS 1:1-5

When God speaks, He does so with universe-changing authority. In what ways is God speaking to you today? 


Heavenly Father, there’s a part of me that recognizes just how much power and authority You have, but I know I sometimes  live like my own wants and desires are all that really matters. Help me to remember that You are central to everything that is good in life, and that as long as I continue to seek You I will continue to grow into the person You have made me to be. May I rest in You and Your Word today. Amen. 

(End with 1-2 minutes of silence)

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