The following quote and image was shared by my friend, Karyl Gaehring. It sparked some things in my mind and heart to reflect upon. I pray it sparks some things in your mind to bring to the Light:
In the Bible, light and darkness contrasts with each other. Light equates with God’s holiness, while darkness associates itself with evil. There is never an in-between. Yet, darkness and Light are not equal. Light always penetrates darkness.
According to Bible Study tools, “The Bible entertains no thought that darkness is equal in power to God’s light. God is the absolute Sovereign who rules over the darkness and the powers of evil.”
Let’s look at some simple ways to bring darkness to Light:
- When we read the Bible to see Jesus, we are bringing darkness to Light in our lives.
So each time you open your Bible to read, ask His Spirit to illuminate Jesus to you. Also, ask how to apply that scripture to your life. You will be amazed at how you see scripture in a different way.
- When we speak life to others, we are bringing darkness to Light.
In your conversations, remember that whatever you speak is like light, it travels forever. Your words are sound that keep traveling. So, today, speak words that will travel with light!
- When we confess any darkness looming in our lives to Jesus, we are bringing darkness to Light.
The Lord is ready to penetrate darkness with His Light and bring forgiveness and redemption to you and me. He is already aware of any darkness looming in our lives. When we confess that darkness to Him, we expose it to the Light of Christ. Then, He radiates His love and power into that darkness to help us live in His forgiving love and redemption.
What about you my friend? Are you bringing darkness to Light around you? By reading the Bible with new light. By speaking life to friends, family, and the people in your world? By confessing darkness looming and paralyzing you?
Would you ask Him right now, “Lord, would you help me bring darkness to Light when I read your Word, when I speak to others, and when you bring your conviction to expose darkness in me?”
By bringing darkness to Light in these ways, you and I may spark fires of revival in you and those around you. Please get Releasing Revival by Karyl Gaehring to find more ways to bring darkness to light.
20 Bible Verses About Bringing Darkness to Light.
1. John 8:12
“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.”
2. Genesis 1:4
“And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.”
3. Exodus 10:23
They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the people of Israel had light where they lived.
4. Psalm 18:28
“For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.”
5. Proverbs 4:18
“But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.”
6. Proverbs 6:23
“For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life.”
7. Proverbs 29:13
“The poor man and the oppressor meet together; the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.”
8. Psalm 27:1
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
9. Psalm 36:9
“For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.”
10. Psalm 97:11
“Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.”
11. Ecclesiastes 2:13
“Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness.”
12. Isaiah 45:7
“I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the Lord, who does all these things.”
13. Micah 7:8
“Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.”
14. Matthew 5:14
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
15. Matthew 5:16
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
16. 1 John 1:5
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
17. 1 John 2:9
“Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.”
18. 1 Peter 2:9
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
19. James 1:17
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
20. 2 Timothy 1:10
“and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,”