Asaph says over and over again in Psalm 80 “Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!”. Moses said something similar in Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” So the Lord shining upon us has 2 huge results 1) our salvation and 2) so we can shine! 💡 The moment you put your faith and trust in the Lord your salvation is secure. “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-14)
Now being sealed in relationship with the Lord, the Holy Spirit works in us conforming us into the image of Christ so that we can shine His presence. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16) Tomorrow Solomon takes the throne. 👑 Keep reading.