God Gives Light
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Read 2 Corinthians 4:1-7
The more complicated a job is around the house, the greater may be the
variety of tools required to complete it. If a nail needs to be driven into a 2 x
4, a simple hammer will suffice. But when steel poles need to be driven into
the ground, much heavier equipment is required. And yet, when the greatest
work in the whole of man’s history was performed, God simply used His
voice, calling into being the things that were not. The refrain, and God said,
is repeated over and over again in the opening verses of Genesis 1. God’s
word alone was sufficient to bring the heavens and the earth into existence.
Psalm 33:9 states, “For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it
stood fast.” This was also the case on the first day when the Lord called forth
light. This light was not in a concentrated form as we read in verse sixteen,
but nevertheless there was light that drove away the darkness.
When God re-creates man, a similar change occurs. When the Lord begins
to speak to us personally, we cannot ignore His voice. When He commands,
we must listen. When His light shines into your heart, you will discover how
disorderly and void it is. This is a frightening experience because God’s light
reveals our sin and unmasks us for who we are. But once God’s light has shone
into your life, you can no longer continue without it. Spiritually speaking, you
become like a child who is afraid of the dark. This is a foreign concept for
those who are still comfortable in the darkness caused by their sins.
Have you recognized these struggles in your life?
Question: Who is meant by the Word and the Light in John 1:1-4?
Psalter 428:5 (based on Psalm 119)
O teach me, Lord, the way that I should go;
Then shall thy servant walk therein forever.
Give understanding all Thy paths to know;
then shall I keep Thy law with zealous fervor.
Instruct me in Thy perfect will and, lo,
I shall observe it with my whole endeavor.