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Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and the one who saves me. So why should I fear anyone? The Lord protects my life. So why should I be afraid?”

A story is told of two kids playing outside on a sunny day. The one kid says to the other, “I bet I can stare at the sun longer than you and it won't hurt my eyes.”

Not to be outdone the other kid takes him up on the challenge and they both look up at the sun eyes closed. On the count of three they both opened their eyes and stared into the rays of the sun. They stared for quite some time until their eyes began to water and burn, and spots began to form with each blink. Finally, they both caved and headed home. Their parents were worried when their kids came inside, eyes swollen and red.

They immediately rushed them to the doctor to see if any permanent damage was done. The doctor wrapped both of their eyes and said they had to wear the covering for three days and couldn't take them off for anything.

So, for three days the kids were essentially blind, unable to do much. When they returned to the doctor, he took off the bandages and to everyone's relief their eyes were back to normal, and they could see again. The doctor looked at the kids and said, “the light is not made for looking at but walking in.”

The Bible tells us Jesus is our Light. He is not just for looking at, but He is meant for walking in. His light is our guide and will lead us on a path to salvation. In a world of darkness Jesus’ light shows us the path that leads to Heaven. Like I said before we have two choices, Jesus or this world. If we remain in the world we will continue to stumble and fall because it is full of darkness. When we let Jesus lead, our path is clearly marked- Psalm 25:4-5. When we stay on the lighted path Jesus has promised to be with us.

One day a man was crossing a bridge in life but was scared, so he turned and asked God, “Can I hold your hand so I may not fall?”

God said, “No, my child, I will hold your hand.”

He asks, “What's the difference?”

God replied, “If you hold my hand and something happens, you might let go. But if I hold your hand, no matter what happens, I will never let you go.”

One of the best ways to remain in the light of Jesus is through our relationship with Him. One way to grow that relationship is through the Bible. We have been given the gift of God's Word, not to leave sitting on the coffee table or to crack it open once a week at church. The Bible is meant to be opened daily, used as a light from Jesus. The Bible is a treasure, Jesus is our treasure.

As a kid I remember singing a song in church and taught it to my kids. ‘Read your Bible and pray every day and you'll grow, grow, grow… Neglect your Bible and forget to pray, you'll shrink, shrink, shrink…’

Eloria is a Hebrew name that means, God is my light. We should all carry Jesus in our hearts and trust Him to light our lives.

I found this from an article written by Billy Graham and felt it was fitting for some thoughts as we get ready to continue our study through Proverbs. "Today, many people keep the Bible a closed book. One reason is because we don’t realize how much we need it. If I suggested that you stop eating for a few months, you’d ignore me—and rightly so. We need food in order to survive, and without food we’ll grow weak and eventually die.

“The Bible is not an option; it is a necessity. You cannot grow spiritually strong without it.”

Yet many Christians are spiritually starved and weak because they ignore the spiritual “food” God has provided in the Bible. The Bible is not an option; it is a necessity. You cannot grow spiritually strong without it. Job said, “I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread” (Job 23:12). Is the Bible this important to you?"

Today let's not neglect our Bibles but open and see what we can learn with Jesus as our Guide. Let's read Proverbs 6-10. Remember, if you are studying along with me in the uploads there are five lessons and if you want to take it a few days at a time you won't feel overwhelmed to get them done in one day.

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