“For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation” (1 Thessalonians 5:7-8).
The activities of the ungodly are inconsistent between what they say and what they do. Reveling in the darkness, things remain hidden and what is not seen may be seen in shadows. For those who walk in the light of Christ, we are to walk as though all can see everything we do. We are in the light. The distinction here is between being completely transparent and hiding what we do.
Lord, let me see this in its simplicity. You have called for me to live as one whose actions are seen and judged as being one who follows You. Help me Lord to live into the life You have given me in the light so that I would not leave anything hidden, nor live with a double identity as many pagans do, but would live in freedom without pretension, knowing that I am in Your hands.
Lord Jesus, You said that You did what You saw the Father doing. You told us to live lives of prayer in order that we would be in constant communication with You. Guide me, O Lord, so that I would humbly walk with You in and through all things. Let me not be afraid of what the world sees but let me be consistent in living as one who is always in Your presence. Guide me always, my Lord and Savior. Amen.