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The People Who Walk in Darkness

December 31, 2019


The People Who Walk in Darkness

People can do  the strangest things.      They can walk  into a darkened room  looking for something,  but not  turn on the light.      And then,  they grumble  about not finding  what they want.      Turn on the light.      There’s a relatively simple solution  to their problem,  but they’re still sure  they can find  what they want  in the dark.      ( Grumble, mumble, mumble )

When Isaiah prophesied  about the coming Savior,  he wrote  in Isaiah 9:2,

The people  who walk  in darkness
Will see  a great light;
Those who live  in a dark land,
The light  will shine  on them.

Jesus is  that  “great light  that Isaiah  was talking about.      The  darkness  that people walk in  is all the sin  in this world.      Our sins  and the sins  of everyone around us  have us feeling trapped  and depressed  because we can’t find  the joy,  peace,  love,  and happiness  we long for.      Even today,  people would love to find  the peace  they are looking for,  but they aren’t  turning on  the light switch — Christ Jesus.

How can anyone  turn on this light switch?      First,  one must go to it — and then,  one must use it.      When Jesus preached,  the people who wanted  to turn on the light  in their lives  went to Jesus  and listened  to Him.      They  loved to learn more  from Him and hear the gospel  He taught.      So,  we see in Matthew 4:25,

And great multitudes  followed Him  from Galilee  and Decapolis  and Jerusalem  and Judea  and from beyond the Jordan.

The more they listened,  the more they came  to realize  the truthfulness  of what Jesus taught.      What Jesus taught  was like a light  in their lives.      Learning from Jesus,  they could see  the precious value  of what He taught  and it was changing  their perception  of the world around them.      They had  turned on the light,  and were glad for it.      They had found  what they were looking for  in Christ Jesus.

But,  not everyone  wanted to be  in Jesus’ light.      Some vehemently hated  what Jesus preached,  claiming  it was against their traditions,  and that His healing  on the Sabbath  was a sin.      That is what  John 1:4-5  is talking about,  when it says about Jesus,

In Him was life;  and the life  was the light  of men.      And the light shines  in the darkness;  and the darkness  did not comprehend it.

Jesus was in the world then — and He is  in the world today  for all to see  when they open up  God’s word,  the Bible.      If we want God’s light  to brighten our lives,  we need to go  to Jesus  in His word , and listen  to what He has  to teach us.      We should not grumble and growl  about the darkness  in our lives,  if we refuse  to understand  that we have to go  to Jesus,  so He can teach us  the  light  of His word.

Jesus also taught us  why some people refuse  to accept  the gospel.      He says  in John 3:19,

And this is  the judgment,  that the light  is come  into the world,  and men loved  the darkness  rather than the light;  for their deeds  were evil.

Loving evil deeds  becomes an eternal judgment.      We need to see that  in our daily lives  and take it to heart.      Loving evil  does not  lead to peace,  joy,  love  and happiness.      Let us  turn on the light  and see the difference.

Rejoicing  in the Light,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord Jesus,  Your gifts  of peace,  forgiveness,  love,  and eternal life  are worth more  than anything else.      Thank You  for loving us  so dearly.”





A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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