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God-is-lightGod is light; in him there is no darkness at all. -1 John 1:5

Last week I started a new Bible Study that is based on 1 John 1, 2 & 3. I am already gleaning so much from it, and yet, at the same time, I feel there is so much more deep truth to learn, although it is very simple.

I have been meditating on 1 John 1:5, which says: “This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.” (NLT)

This verse brings up so many questions for me:

  • What is light, exactly?
    • Is it the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible?
    • Or is it a source of illumination?
    • Or is it understanding of a problem or mystery?
    • Or is it spiritual enlightenment of truth?
    • Or all of the above?
  • What is darkness?
    • Is it the partial or total absence of light?
    • Or is it wickedness or evil?
    • Or both
  • Why did Jesus and his apostles believe it was important that we know that God is light?
  • How is this applicable to my every day life?
  • If I am not seeing clearly, instead of blaming God for not revealing his truth, could it be that my vision is impaired (by sin or deception)?

Although I don’t know all the answers to all my questions, I know that the fact that, God is light, is a good thing. So I am praising God that His is light and that in Him is no darkness at all and I am continuing to meditate on this truth.

Here is a graphic I made to help me “hide” this truth in my heart and burn it into my memory.

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