If we truly live our lives for God learning and growing everyday to do God’s will we will have light and joy. Our focus is on heaven and we are joyful that Jesus came to give us eternal life. The light is how we act and the joy is how we feel. When our faith is solid and not wavering we truly live. Nothing that happens to us on earth will matter. There will be death and pain and things that come with this life, but how we react to this is huge. If we are living right lives and honoring God in all we do we will have the strength that comes from Jesus.
Acts 5:41 says, “The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus.”
They were just flogged for speaking the name of Jesus; do we rejoice when we can share about our love for Jesus or do we get quiet? Don’t worry about all the things of this world focus on the great gift we receive when we read and grow in our wisdom and understanding. Rejoice in all situations and fill your heart with Jesus and live with true peace and joy.
The last line in verse 9 says, “…but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.”
I don’t think that means they will die any faster on earth, but they will miss out on the joy and continual peace of eternal life. There light will be gone and there will only be darkness. Please open God’s word and ask, seek, and knock for the life of light we are supposed to live and be. Amen