Proverbs 4:18 - Growing In Christ Is Like The Light Of Dawn Increasing to Noon Day.

Proverbs 4:18 - Growing In Christ Is Like The Light Of Dawn 
Increasing to Noon Day. 

Proverbs 4:18 (NKJV) But the path of the just is like the 
shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.  

Proverbs 4:18 (TNIV) The path of the righteous is like the 
morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. 

Christ came to teach the human family the way of salvation, and 
He made this way so plain that a little child can walk in it. He 
bids His disciples follow on to know the Lord; and as they daily 
follow His guidance, they learn that His going forth is prepared as the 
morning. You have watched the rising sun, and the gradual break of day 
over earth and sky. Little by little the dawn increases, till the sun 
appears; then the light grows constantly stronger and clearer until the 
full glory of noontide is reached. This is a beautiful illustration 
of what God desires to do for His children in perfecting their 
Christian experience. As we walk day by day in the light He sends us, in 
willing obedience to all His requirements, our experience grows and 
broadens until we reach the full stature of men and women in Christ 
Jesus. MYP15,16  

The closer a man comes to his Lord, the more time and effort he 
gives to gaining a knowledge of God through prayerful Bible study, and 
the brighter shines the light.... It is not only the light shining 
upon the Christian that increases. The reflected light that shines 
out from the just man is also magnified in the same measure. [SDA 
Bible Commentary] 

The just both have light themselves and shed light on all 
around, because they have within them the light of God's Word and God's 
Spirit..... a steadily increasing light. They go on from strength to 
strength and glory to glory. (Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary) 

Salvation begins with the "dawning" in our hearts ("Dayspring" 
in Luke 1:77-79). As we walk with the Lord, the light gets 
brighter, until one day we shall step into God's eternal light, in a land 
where there is no night. [Wiersbe Expository Outlines] 


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