Governing Light

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:14-25; 2:1-3 (day four)

So much of Genesis paints a picture, sets a pattern, or establishes a template for the way God works in history.  In verses 14-18, God does that with light.  He created lights in the expanse and for signs and seasons, and for days and years…He created lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.  In each case, Genesis 1 says, “to govern the day” or to “govern the night”, or “to separate the darkness”.  The light always governed the dark…never the other way around.  All through scripture, light governs over darkness…light overcomes darkness.  One of the names for Jesus is ‘the light of the world’.

When a life of darkness…that has been overcome by evil…is confronted by the truth of Jesus, the light of the world, evil is overcome.  Lives are changed by the light.  When the church becomes the light of Christ in the world, darkness is overcome.  The problem is not with the world that becomes more evil, the problem is with the light of the church that does not confront the darkness.  Is your light shining?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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