'Darkness' Tagged Posts

'Darkness' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions

And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.” vs. 19 John 3:18-21 We don’t like to talk about judgment, and some have pretty much eliminated the word from their religious vocabulary. They prefer to believe that since God is good and abounding in steadfast love, there’s no room for judgment. That would be news to the gospel writer! From his perspective there was…

Daily Devotions: March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020                                                                                              Ephesians 5:11-14 … “For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light.” vss. 12-14a Darkness can be a comfortable place to live. Folks can do what they please, not worry about who they hurt, and shamelessly gratify every passion and desire, while living totally for themselves. But the moment light shines in that darkness, everything is up for grabs.…

Daily Devotions: February 8, 2020

February 8, 2020                        For full passage click:  Matthew 5:13-16 … “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” vs. 16 In many baptismal rituals, the first words that the baptized hears after the laying on of hands are these: “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” In…

Daily Devotions: January 20, 2020

January 20, 2020 For full passage click:  Isaiah 9:1-4  …  “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined.” vs. 2 Light and darkness are familiar metaphors in Scripture! In this instance, Isaiah is using them to describe the hope that has filled the hearts of the people of Judah with the coronation of a new king. Darkness, in the form of the Assyrian…