Do you prefer darkness or light?
The contrast between darkness and light is often
mentioned in the Scriptures.
God created light.
Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the
light from the darkness (Genesis 1:3, 4).
God gives light to His people.
When Israel was fleeing from Egypt, God placed a cloud
between them and Pharaoh’s army: So it came between the
camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a
cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the
other (Exodus 14:20). The same cloud that provided light to
God’s people at night, enveloped their enemies in darkness!
Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness
I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will
lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness
light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I
will do for them, And not forsake them (Isaiah 42:16).
If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the
afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And
your darkness shall be as the noonday (Isaiah 58:10).
Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will
arise; When I sit in darkness, The Lord will be a light to me
It was foretold that the Messiah would bring light.
The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great
light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined (Isaiah 9:2 which is quoted in
Matthew 4:16 and applied to Christ).
Zacharias said the Dayspring (referring to the Messiah)
was coming To give light to those who sit in darkness and the
shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace
Jesus is the light of the world.
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light
of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but
have the light of life’ (John 8:12).
I have come as a light into the world, that whoever
believes in Me should not abide in darkness (John 12:46).
A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you
have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in
darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the
light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light
(John 12:35, 36).
Evil people hate light.
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come
into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil
hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds
should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the
light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been
done in God (John 3:19-21).
Christians are children of light.
To His followers, Jesus says: You are the light of the
world (Matthew 5:14). Christians are to reflect the light of
Christ to the world, as the moon reflects the light of the sun to
While you have the light, believe in the light, that you
may become sons of light (John 12:36).
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the
Lord. Walk as children of light (Ephesians 5:8).
You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not
of the night nor of darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:5).
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of
darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the
knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a
holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the
praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His
marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9).
Christians wear an armor of light: The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light (Romans 13:12).
Let us be torchbearers for Christ.
- God created physical light and gives spiritual light to His
- Jesus is the light of the world.
- Evil people hate the light.
- Christians are children of light.
The Scripture quotations in this article are from The New King James Version. ©1979, 1980, 1982, Thomas Nelson Inc., Publishers.
Published in The Old Paths Archive