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Genesis 1:3 | God created the universe by SPEAKING. His Word accomplishes His Will.
Dig Deeper: Romans 10:8-17
THE LIGHT WAS GOOD
Genesis 1:4 | How do we define something as “good”? Not just something good for us right now, but GOOD at all times, at all places for all people. THE LIGHT IS GOOD.
WHAT IS THE LIGHT?
John 1:4-5 | Not the sun! The sun is not created until day four! The LIGHT is what shines in the darkness. It is that which is from God. His LIFE which is our light. Jesus is the light of the world. You and I are the light of the world. Whoever lives by the truth comes into the light: that what WE do has been done through God!
1 John 1: 5 | One of the great lies of the devil is that darkness comes from God. When terrible things happen, we are deceived to blame God. But in Him there is no darkness at all! God IS LIGHT!
Dig Deeper: Psalm 27:1, Isaiah 9:1-7, 49:6; Matthew 5:13-16; John 1:1-18, 3:16-21; 8:12, 12:20-50; Acts 26:18, 2 Corinthians 4:1-15; Ephesians 5:8-21; 1 Peter 2:9-10
WALK IN THE LIGHT
1 John 1:7 | “Walk” is the Greek word “peripateo” which literally means to “walk about” or “walk around” or “go around”. It is sometimes translated as “live”. It is an all-encompassing direction of life! We are called to flee the darkness and then go into the light. To return to the light. To trust Him who gives us the light. The light creates God’s “clean-space” where we are free, abounding in love, joy, and peace. When we come into the light it restores our relationship with Him and with each other!