“The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.” (Isaiah 60:19)
In the natural, dark doesn’t mean much of anything but the absence of light, and dark thinking is the absence of understanding. A few ways dark is translated in the Bible are obscurity, mourning, perplexity, confusion, ignorance, evil, sin, or absence of God.
On the other hand, light illuminates and has value for the natural as well as spiritual implications. Light exposes dark and it provides direction in many ways. Light is a provider of energy; food is produced by that energy. Light is a source of vitamin D; it enhances vision, colors, and maintains our temperature. We haven’t even explore the implication of solar panel energy. Light is essential!
The Israelites didn’t have the understanding or the technology of modern culture and the Sun and the Moon were the standard of radiant glory among other daily necessities. But God is introducing the true everlasting light. The light that would help them expose evil and direct them to a right relationship with their Creator.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12)
Light for the believer is a Person. And out of our relationship with Christ we are to radiate love, grace, truth, mercy, morality, and the like…
“And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.” (Revelation 21:23)
Are you being a light?
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full-time staff member at America’s Keswick.
Daily Quote: “We are indeed the light of the world–but only if our switch is turned on.” – John Hagee
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4