Posted by: Anne | December 21, 2019

the gift: light in the darkness

“For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness,’ has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.”
~ 2 Corinthians 4:6 New Living Translation

The argument of the verse is that God, who created the material light (Genesis 1:3) and who is the Father of lights (James 1:1) and sent his Son to be the Light of the world (John 8:12), did not shine in our hearts for our sakes only, or that we might hide the light under a bushel for ourselves, but that we might transmit and reflect it. There is an implied comparison between the creation of light and the dawn of the gospel light, and each of these was meant for the good of all the world.

Read the full commentary:
https://biblehub.com/commentaries/pulpit/2_corinthians/4.htm

The Birth of Jesus – Bible Story
https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-stories/birth-of-jesus.html

Hear the song: Jesus, the Light of the World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UsxxAYReP4


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