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Living as Children of Light

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children of light - sons of lightJesus is the light of the world, if we follow Jesus, we will have the light of life and never walk in darkness. And we are called the sons of light or children of light.

What does Bible say about living as children of light or sons of light or living in “light” ? How can we have the light of life ?

The New Testament

14)”You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15)Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16) In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
~ Matthew 5 : 14 -16 NIV

22) “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23) But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
~ Matthew 6 : 22 – 23 NIV

33)”No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. 34) Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they area bad, your body also is full of dakness. 35) See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. 36) Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you.”
~ Luke 11 : 33 – 36 NIV

4) In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5) The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not overcome.
~ John 1 : 4 -5 NIV

The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
~ John 1 : 9 NIV

20) Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21) But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has dones has been done through God. ”
~ John 3 : 20 – 21 NIV

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
~ John 8 : 12 NIV

35) Then Jesus told then, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going. 36) Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.” When he had finished finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
~ John 12 : 35 – 36 NIV

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
~ John 12 : 46 NIV

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into this wonderful light.
~ 1 Peter 2 : 9 NIV

5) This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6) If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son purifes us form all sin.
~ 1 John 1 : 5 – 7 NIV

1)Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved childred 2)and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant of fering and sacrifice to God.
~ Ephesians 5 : 1 – 2 NIV

8)For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. 9) for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth.
~ Ephesians 5 : 8 – 9 NIV

The Old Testament

For You have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life (or land of the living)
~ Psalm 56 : 13 NIV

The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
~ Proverbs 13 : 9 NIV

…I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth. ”
~ Isaiah 49 : 6b NIV

and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
~ Isaiah 58 : 10 NIV

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you….”
~ Isaiah 60 : 1 NIV

Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.
~ Micah 7 : 8 NIV

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