RSS

Light and Darkness

15 Nov
Light and Darkness

When we begin to think about life and where it comes from, for many it can be almost an impossible question to answer. Although from a Christian perspective we would agree that life came from and was created by God. Nonetheless what does this really mean?

Well, John tells us in chapter one of his gospel, that in Jesus was life and this life was the light of all men. John continues on to say that this light shines in the darkness and the darkness does not comprehend it or understand it. In addition, John writes in chapter five of his first epistle that this life that is in His Son is eternal life.

Therefore, if life comes from the Light, what is darkness and why would people choose darkness? In chapter three of John’s gospel, he tells us that Jesus says “…men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19). Therefore because the evil they’re doing, when brought into light it exposes their sin. Consequently if we have a sin that we have been hiding, it may be convenient to stay in the darkness to avoid exposure. Remaining in darkness means not having to deal with things that are now brought into the light.

The problem with darkness is, WE CAN’T SEE where we are going and therefore are blinded. For example, If I were to turn off all the lights to the point of it being pitch dark, and then I attempt to walk through my house as I normally would, more than likely I will get hurt from bumping into things or even tripping and falling. Now if I can’t navigate in the darkness, then how would I be able to help anyone else walk in it. Jesus tells us in Matthew 15:14 and Luke 6:39, that when the blind lead the blind, both will fall.

Therefore this light, this True Light which only comes through Jesus is where we should walk, not only for ourselves but so that we can help others to walk out of the darkness and into the light as well. What log is in our life right now that we as individuals need to remove in order that we would see clearly so that we can help others?

Matthew 15:14 (NKJV) 14Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”

Luke 6:39-42 (NKJV) 39And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch? 40A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. 41And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? 42Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 15, 2015 in Devotional

 

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

 
Pastor Bob Mink

Considering the Christian life, the Bible, and the Church

Fact Based Truth

Truth based on facts

Kevin R. Scholl's Official Blog

My off-beat musings. I dig the 1970's & vinyl LP's - Blogger- Born-again Christian - bassist/singer-songwriter - Sharing the Good News of Jesus - Encouraging & exhorting those with me on my journey through life and those who I meet along the way.

Pew Theology

Faith | Life | Society

Purpose in Leadership

Learning to Lead, Work, & Serve on Purpose

Inspirational Christian Blogs

Join us for inspiring words from today's best Christian authors

Keystone Youth

Keystone Youth Ministry

GraceWalk

...dedicated to the habit of daily Bible reading

follow the light

Sharing God's Light

A DEVOTED LIFE

Practical Daily Devotions for the Real World

pornTRUTH

Just like Big Tobacco, the pornography industry doesn't want the public to know the dangers and effects of their product. You have been told that watching porn is normal, harmless and that everybody does it. You have been lied to. Find out the TRUTH. Then make your choice.

Warren Pace

An imperfect believer, perfected by Christ

Wake Up My Faith

My journey in daring to live by "faith alone". Come along and see what happens...

Praying for the millennials

A Guide to Praying for the Next Generation

Transcendent Touched

A creature touched by the creator

Mustard Seed Budget

FINANCES FOR YOUR MINISTRY

J.S. Park: Hospital Chaplain, Skeptical Christian

From Devout Atheist to Skeptical Pastor: A Blog For Busted-Up, Beat-Down People (Like Me)

Cedric Philippe

Reason for faith

James Pruch

Resources for Making and Multiplying Disciples

%d bloggers like this: