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This website is designed primarily for the use and convenience of those who participate in Scriptural Study Groups, and therefore some sections might not be applicable to all visitors. However, we hope that the Scriptural resources will be of benefit to all who desire a deeper appreciation of the Word of God.
I was driving through the mountains, long after midnight, still several hours from home. But I was blessed, totally immersed in a teaching from God’s Word. So immersed, in fact, that I noticed little else but the wonderful words of the teacher.
It wasn’t until the teaching ended that I noticed something which I should have noticed much earlier: my fuel gauge was firmly resting on “E”.
My elation quickly turned to foreboding. I had not seen a house, let alone a town, for many miles. The possibility of spending the rest of the night in my car, on the side of the road, waiting for dawn, was looming larger and larger in my mind.
Then what to my wondering eyes should appear but, in the distance, a light. And as I drew closer, I saw that that light contained three letters: G‑A-S. The moment I saw that light, my attitude immediately changed. (And thanks to the fuel, I made it home before dawn.)
That light led me to help that I desperately needed. And indeed, when has the introduction of light not been of help? When has light ever harmed anyone?
Light holds a pretty prominent position in the Word of God. It is the first thing He spoke into being in Genesis 1, and He called it good. In the tabernacle, and later in the temple, where God was to be worshiped, He had commanded that lamps were to be lit and never extinguished, symbolizing His presence among His people.