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Psalms 110-112, 1 Corinthians 5 • Key Verse: Psalm 112:4

Occasionally I will notice my youngest daughter playing with a flashlight—with my flashlight, to be precise. I’m not being possessive, but when I see her doing that I get concerned. “When you are done,” I say, “be sure to put it back where it belongs.”

You see, I have a set place for that flashlight. It’s a place where I can find it in the dark. If the power goes off, I want at least enough light to keep from stubbing my toe on my way to find matches and candles. I want to be able to reach my hand out and find the flashlight.

I find it interesting that God used the imagery of light in the dark as one of the blessings He has for us. “Even in darkness light dawns for the upright” (112:4). Obviously, the psalmist was not speaking of literal darkness but used it as a metaphor, a vivid one that brings to mind the dark times of life.

In those dark times we need and want light. Like a dad reaching out for the flashlight, we can reach out and know with even greater certainty that the Source of light will be there.

If this is a dark time for you, look to God for the light you need. Ask Him to help you find His light, which will lead you through that darkness.

Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett

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