People Love Darkness Rather Than Light EGP Blog post from September 26, 2012

Since I work on computers all day, I work with my office light off (it’s easier on my eyes). When I step out of my office into the well lit areas, I almost always notice how dirty my glasses are. I often wonder how I could function with them being so dirty and how I didn’t notice beforehand.

John 3:19–21 ()

[19] “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. [20] “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. [21] “But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

People with dirt (sin) in their lives gravitate away from the Light (Jesus) and those who bring light, fearing that their dirtiness will be seen. In the darkness of this world, the dirt isn’t as easy to see. We compare ourselves to others in the dark, both seeing them as dirtier than ourselves and not truly seeing the dirtiness of both of us. How quickly we forget that we are no longer slaves to sin.

Colossians 1:13–14 ()

[13] For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, [14] in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:13a Lit Who rescued
Colossians 1:13b Lit authority
Colossians 1:13c Lit the Son of His love

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