The last time we met we talked of the sinner loving the darkness instead of the Light of Jesus Christ; so much so that they hate Jesus. The sinner hates the Light of the Lord Jesus Christ in a way that allows him or her to sit contentedly in condemning ignorance.
But Bro Dave, that really doesn’t make sense; why would they choose darkness over light? Of course it makes sense! Why did you or do you choose darkness over light? Jesus clearly tells us why:
“For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.” (John 3:20)
Whether I am an unredeemed sinner or worse yet, a backslidden believer, I hate the light because of my evil deeds and I will do everything in my power from keeping them exposed. Warren Wiersbe explains it thusly:
“Why will sinners not come into the ‘light of life?’ Because they love the darkness! They want to persist in their evil deeds, and this keeps them from coming to the light; for the closer the sinner gets to the light, the more his sins are exposed. It is not ‘intellectual problems’ that keep people from trusting Christ; it is the moral and spiritual blindness that keeps them loving the darkness and hating the light.”
Loving evil more than good is a man-made problem; when Eve was tempted by the devil in the Garden and when Adam failed to play the man over Eve it was because they loved the look of evil. David not only battled against his own love of evil, but he also had to deal with others in such a manner. When David was betrayed by Doeg the Edomite he wrote these words:
“Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God endures continually. Your tongue devises destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah. You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.” (Psalm 52:1-4)
How does this work? Well, think about that one Christian friend you had or have whom you’ve not spoke with in ages because he or she reminds you of your rebelliousness. You don’t call or write because you know you are living in sin and you don’t want the reminder.
What reminder is that Bro Dave? The reminder of Jesus; not that your friend is Jesus but that he or she reminds you of Jesus the Light of the Word and you do not want that light shining in on your darkness.
Is that you?
Are you living a sinful life that causes you to avoid the light fearful of being exposed?
Perhaps you don’t know of this Light; oh, you’ve heard of it but you do not know it.
Whether you are a believer in rebellion or an unbeliever forever lost in your sin, won’t you come to the Light today?
Why live forever in darkness; no one truly loves the darkness. We all crave the Light so come into it today!
Tomorrow we will see the benefits of coming into that Light.
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