lights in the world
There are just some passages in the Bible where you find yourself picking up your pen or highlighter and never being able to put it down. This is certainly one of them, no?
Read the passage as a whole several times, just to get a big picture. Now, pray and ask the Holy Spirit what he has for you in these words today. Is it encouragement? Conviction? Understanding? Hope?
And now, most importantly, after studying this passage, how will you react? Once your Bible is closed, how will you take what you have learned and put it into action as a “light in the world” of your community?