Gen 1:1 In the beginning, when God created the universe,
Gen 1:2 the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God was moving over the water.
Gen 1:3 Then God commanded, "Let there be light"---and light appeared.
Gen 1:4 God was pleased with what he saw. Then he separated the light from the darkness,
Gen 1:5 and he named the light "Day" and the darkness "Night." Evening passed and morning came---that was the first day.
This is the first mention of light in the Bible. It's good, and it's separate from darkness. These meanings of the word light are used throughout the Bible, and it set me thinking. I'm supposed to be walking in the light, but I don't act like it. I'm supposed to be visible in the darkness, but I don't feel like it. However, there is... a spark, I suppose.
I've always visualised my faith as a flame. Sometimes bright and sometimes flickering but always there. Right now, I'm hoping to burn brighter in the coming few weeks - living in the light.
Prayers and encouragement would be so much appreciated!
Pro 13:9 The righteous are like a light shining brightly; the wicked are like a lamp flickering out.
Mat 5:14 "You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.
Mat 5:15 No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house.
Mat 5:16 In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.
Joh 1:4 The Word was the source of life, and this life brought light to people.
Joh 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out.
Joh 3:19 This is how the judgment works: the light has come into the world, but people love the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds are evil.
Joh 3:20 Those who do evil things hate the light and will not come to the light, because they do not want their evil deeds to be shown up.
Joh 3:21 But those who do what is true come to the light in order that the light may show that what they did was in obedience to God.
Joh 8:12 Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again. "I am the light of the world," he said. "Whoever follows me will have the light of life and will never walk in darkness."
2Co 4:6 The God who said, "Out of darkness the light shall shine!" is the same God who made his light shine in our hearts, to bring us the knowledge of God's glory shining in the face of Christ.
1Th 5:5 All of you are people who belong to the light, who belong to the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.