Day 5 - Gentleness
Updated: Mar 12, 2019
Tonight we light the 5th candle of Chanukkah. Goodness.
Am I awakened in my Spirit to understand that I am to walk as a child of the Light? Am I asleep in the light lost in my true identity that is limiting my potential? Do your friends through goodness inspire you to lead better lives?
• Do I understand how God has made the land of Zebulun and Naphtali glorious?
Day Five: “Goodness”
The Fruit of Goodness
Tonight we light the candle of goodness. According to Webster’s dictionary, goodness is the nutritious, flavorful, or beneficial part of something or the quality or state of being good. A person of such unaffected goodness that his friends were inspired to lead better lives.
Read the following bible passages: • Galatians 5: 22 - 23 • Zechariah chapters 9 - 10 • Psalm 27:1 • John 12: 35-36
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” - Psalm 27:1
Zechariah 9 - 10:
In Zechariah 9 and 10 we see the redemption of mankind prophesied many years before Jesus entered the picture on earth. You will see Zechariah tells us that the king is coming and he will be mounted on a donkey. We see that happen in the book of Matthew chapter 21. You also find in these two chapters, God’s promise to bring the people of Israel back.
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he,humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” - Zechariah 9:9
“Then the Lord will appear over them, and his arrow will go forth like lightning; the Lord God will sound the trumpet and will march forth in the whirlwinds of the south.” - Zechariah 9:14
“Though I scattered them among the nations, yet in far countries they shall remember me, and with their children they shall live and return. I will bring them home from the land of Egypt, and gather them from Assyria, and I will bring them to the land of Gilead and to Lebanon, till there is no room for them.” - Zechariah 10:9-10
Light can be found in many places in our Bible. God has set us apart to believe in the Light and become the sons and children of Light. The amazing opportunity to watch the land of Zebulun and Naphtali become glorious through Jesus showing up.
Zebulun is where modern day Nazareth is located. Naphtali is where Capernaum is located. Both of these cities are key in the life and ministry of Jesus.
“The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” - Matthew 21:6-9
“So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” - John 12:35-36
“for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true).” - Ephesians 5:8-9
“But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.” - Isaiah 9:1-2
“the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” - Mathew 4:16
Questions For Reflection:
• Is the Lord your Light? • Do we see that our King has come and is coming again? • Am I awakened in my Spirit to understand that I am to walk as a child of the Light? • Do I understand how God has made the land of Zebulun and Naphtali glorious? • Do I believe in the Light and so that I can become a child of light?