Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 18, 2014

“For we are His workmanship”, made and positioned to be “the light of the world”.

Today’s devotion comes from Numbers 8:1-4.

“Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give light in the front of the lampstand.’”  Aaron therefore did so;  he mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.  Now this was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold;  from its base to its flowers it was hammered work; according to the pattern which the Lord had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.”  Numbers 8:1-4.

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“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10.

Jesus is the “Light of the world”.  John 8:12 and John 9:5.  But, as God’s workmanship, we also are “the light of the world”.  Matthew 5:14.

“You are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;  nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 5:14-16.

In addition to God making us as “His workmanship” to give light, God positions us so that, in the language of Matthew 5:14-16, we are not put under a basket, but rather we are put on a lampstand to give light to all who are in the house.  We especially give light to those who are in the house of God.

We see in today’s Scripture that God instructed the lamps to be mounted, so that “the seven lamps will give light in the front of the lampstand”.  Likewise, we are positioned by God so that our light will shine before men in such a way that they will see our good works and glorify God.

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