Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Afraid of the Light

By Ron Adams
We can understand why some children are afraid of the dark. They are fearful because they can’t see what is there. But why would some adults be afraid of the light? It’s because they don’t want to see what’s there! “But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light…” Ephesians 5:13.

Fear of Exposure
“And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.” John 3:19-20

Light Versus Darkness
    Why all the furor over God, the Bible, and Morality? Why are Christians being criticized for their belief? Why the demand to “turn off the light?” Because darkness conceals, light reveals. Jesus is the light of the world. And His followers are the light of the world.
    Christians are to let their light shine to reveal their good works, so that others may glorify their Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16); and to expose the evil deeds of darkness.
    Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. Ephesians 5:11-12
    May our light shine ever so bright!

- Ron Adams publishes F.Y.C., a monthly publication. Bible references are from the NASB except where another translation is referenced. Back issues are archived at Be thoughtful and kind. All rights reserved. © 2018

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