Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What Grows in Darkness

There are so many verses that tell us that we don't belong in the darkness.  For instance:
Ephesians 5:11
Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead [let your lives be so in contrast as to] expose and reprove and convict them.

Colossians 1:13
[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,

1 Thessalonians 5:5
For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we do not belong either to the night or to darkness.

1 John 1:5
And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all [ no, not in any way].

It's kind of like a petri dish.  You innoculate a petri dish with a culture and leave it in the dark and when you check it in a few days, weird things are growing in it!  I remember doing this in a science lab.  It totally grossed me out.

In the same way, if we allow sin to remain in our hearts and keep it covered, it will grow.  Satan loves secrecy.  He knows that if we allow things to remain in the dark, it will grow--even mutate into another sin.

God has no darkness in Him at all.  He is Light!  He invites you and me to bring things to the Light.  What's exposed can be forgiven and healed.

1 comment:

Mary B. said...

Becky, One of my favorite writers, John Powell, has written that "you are as sick as you are secret." I thought that saying went along with what you have written. Good post!