Sunday, July 19, 2009

Come to the Light!

"19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God."
John 3:19-21, English Standard Version

Come to the Light

Most Christians are quite familiar with John 3:16 and maybe John 3:17, but how about the verses following those? John 3:19-21 gives us one of the most clear descriptions of the heart of the wicked, as well as the heart of the person who follows Christ.

The light has come into the world. To understand the passage, it is important to realize that "light" means Christ. As as matter of fact, we can replace the word, "light" in the passage above with the word, "Christ," to understand that John was, indeed, speaking of Christ.

And this is the judgment: Christ has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than Christ because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates Christ and does not come to Christ, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to Christ, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God."

It is evident that the works we do expose the true nature of our hearts. In this day of politically correctness it is not popular to call someone wicked. Yet, God has no problem calling those who do not come to Christ wicked. Why are they wicked? Because they hate Christ and therefore to not come to Him.

We tend to gloss over that hatred in our day; we do not like to believe that all of these well-meaning people who are not Christians actually hate Christ and therefore hate Christians. That hatred, however, will become more pronounced as we come nearer to the end of time.

Pray for your unsaved friends and acquaintances and encourage them to come to the light!

"Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation."
2 Corinthians 6:2, English Standard Version

God Bless You,
Linda

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