Devotions By Jan

Morning Star

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Scripture for Today: Psalm 8:1 “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.”

That “Morning Star” is the last to disappear before the sun rises. Venus is also called the “Evening Star” as it is the first star to appear after the sun sets. Of course Venus as a planet is not a star, shining the brightest and outshining the four other planets doing roughly the same thing. Regardless of which planets deserve this distinction, the rising and setting of our sun is the main event, far out shining anything else!

Today’s verse reminds us that we see the glory of the Lord, our Lord, when we gaze up into the heavens. The heavens declare His glory without using any words. (Psalm 19:1-4) The God of the Bible is even described as being like the sun (Psalm 84:11) as He is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. (I John 1:5) Jesus is called the Morning Star (II Peter 1:19. Rev. 22:16) and as His followers we ourselves are called “children of light.” (I Thes. 5:5)

Like the planets, I cannot produce any light of my own. Any light I generate is a reflection of His glory! And just as the light of the planets disappear when the superior light of the sun arrives, so I am to give Him the glory He so deserves. And when the darkness seems to be winning, I can still shine with the light of the Gospel and point others to Him. I want today to be about my Light. He is the source of every gift, talent or success. He is my Lord and Creator and deserves all the glory!

Lord, keep my light shining for You.

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