Signs are everywhere around us, signalling the values and aspirations we nurture and harbour. The decisions we make about our lives as we strive to work and earn for our ‘food’ are guided or propelled by the efficiency or alignment of the moral compass in our inner ‘temple’.
That is why, as we look to our leaders and shepherds for guidance and correct interpretation of the factors and systems of the many available lifestyle choices, they are expected to be careful, attentive models whom the flock may confidently follow, so that the use of all things bright and beautiful, created so by God, may be subject to truth and discernment. It is easy to be deceived by bright lights, dim lights, harsh lights.
Even action taken on red, green and amber lights which signal caution or freedom to move, must still be viewed by checking the proper context of time and place. So, the messengers of today’s Word tell of the Light of Truth, the temporal nature of pretty things and the effective cleansing action of God’s justice and reign in His Kingdom over the deceptive dazzle of today’s easily destroyed ‘treasures’.