The Sun That Never Sets

December 1st, 2013

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Malachi 4

Akhenaten, an Egyptian pharaoh during the 14th century B.C., is remembered as a religious reformer who promoted a brand of monotheism. His god was the “Aten” (literally the disk of the sun). He is attributed with “The Great Hymn to the Aten,” an outstanding example of ancient Egyptian literature. The object of Akhenaten’s worship was very different from the God of the Bible. In Akhenaten’s belief the sun was the greatest of the other gods. Akhenaten considered himself the son of the Aten. It was only through him that Aten communicated. The God of the Bible, on the other hand, has no rival (Deuteronomy 4:32-40), and has spoken once and for all through His Son, Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1).

Jesus is the “sun of righteousness.” The healing in His rays (or “wings”) is for all living under sin’s oppression. He proclaimed, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life,” (John 8:12). That sun will never set.

Author: Duane C. Brush


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