Light Is Essential

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.
‭‭1 John‬ ‭1:5

The Bible was written so that everyone would have the knowledge of God. Scripture reveals the nature of God through “special revelation.” If we didn’t have the Bible we wouldn’t know anything about God.

The Apostle John desires that we know God is light.  Light is essential for the existence of life and without light there would be no life. Light sustains life.  We need light in order to live physically.

We also need light to live spiritually. In order to live spiritually and eternally we need God’s light.  God’s light is Jesus. In John 8:12 Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  Jesus is our light to live eternally with God in Heaven.

Jesus also says in Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world.”  As a Christian, the light of God is displayed through your life.  You can agree that we live in a dark world that needs the light of God. Light exposes the dark things which we call sin.

When we live holy lives the light of God shines bright.  When we shine bright we show others who God is.  We are like the moon as we reflect the light of God. How bright are you shining?


Lord, thank You for giving me Jesus as the Light. Help me to shine in this dark world so that others will know who You are. Increase my knowledge of You through Your Word.

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