"For with Thee is the fountain of life: in Thy light shall we see light" (Psalm 36:9).
Here is one of those simple, yet profound riddles of Scripture. The first part is easily understood: “with Thee is the fountain of life.” We are created by God, preserved by Him with life and blessing. All that flows toward us for our good and well-being originates within Himself. He is the Fountain of Life.
But what does it mean when it says "in Thy light we see light?" How can one see light in the light? Commenting on this text Spurgeon said, “We need no candle to see the sun, we see it by its own radiance, and then see everything else by the same luster. The knowledge of God sheds light on all other subjects.”
This inspired riddle teaches us that in order to understand anything in life, we must first come to God, the Fountain of Life, and then see everything from His perspective.
You will never understand yourself or others until you see yourself and others in the light of the Lord. You will never understand marriage and family until you see it in the light of the Lord. You will never understand money and career until you see it in the light of the Lord. You will never understand mission and purpose in life until you see it in the light of the Lord. You will never understand anything until you see it in the light of the Lord.
Come to the Light! Let God shine into every area of your life and then you will truly see things as they are, as well as how they are supposed to be.
In the teachings of Jesus we read, “Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God." (John 3:20,21)
The Apostle John, one of Jesus’ closest friends, said, “This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin”(1John 1:5-7).
Come to the Fountain; drink, live, and rejoice. Come to the Light; look, see, and understand. Come to the Lord; be cleansed, be saved, be filled.
In His Light...we see everything in its right light.