Guest post by Irungu Bakari
“Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness.” (Genesis 1:3-4)
Light is good because it sprang from that decree of goodness, “Let there be light.” Physical light is sweet, but Gospel light is infinitely sweeter, for it reveals eternal things and ministers to our immortal natures. When the Holy Spirit gives us spiritual light and opens our eyes to behold the glory of God, in the face of Jesus Christ, we behold sin in its true colors, and ourselves in our real condition.
We see the Most Holy God as He reveals Himself, the plan of mercy as He propounds it, and the world to come as the Word describes it. If the spiritual light we receive is good, what must the Essential light be? Oh, Lord, since light is so good, give us more of it, and more of yourself, the true light.
No sooner is there a good thing in the world than a division is necessary. Light and Darkness have no communion. God has separated them. Let us not confuse them. Children of light must not have fellowship with deeds, doctrines, or deceits of darkness.
The children of the day must be sober, honest, and bold in their Lord’s work, leaving the works of darkness to those who shall dwell in it forever. In judgment, in action, in hearing, in teaching, and in association, we must discern between the precious and the vile, and maintain the great distinction that the Lord made upon the world’s first day.
Oh, Lord Jesus, let you be our light throughout the whole of this day, for your light is the light of the world.
One Love, One God, One People, One Destiny