Friday, December 09, 2005
Light of the World
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
2 Samuel 22:29
You are my lamp, O LORD;
the LORD turns my darkness into light.
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
who made the great lights— His love endures forever.
For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
The Light of Israel will become a fire, their Holy One a flame; in a single day it will burn and consume his thorns and his briers.
I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.
Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.
The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light." When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
1 John 1:5
[ Walking in the light ] This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
1 John 2:9
Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.
The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.
There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.