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Wednesday August 4, 2021
Come to the light
“‘This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, but men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.’ Light silently showed them exactly what they are in God’s holy sight, but they won’t acknowledge it. No, they will never ‘come to the light’ and admit themselves to be what God says they are. But the only way any of us have been saved has been by responding to that light and saying about ourselves what God says. Thus our eternal destiny hangs on whether we love darkness or come to the light.
But even as this is true concerning the unsaved and the necessity of their ‘coming to the light,’ it is also true in 1 John 1 of the believer and the necessity of his ‘walking in the light.’ He also can walk in darkness (verse 6) if he wishes to do so. That is to say, he can refuse to admit, concerning himself, what God says about him; he can have other and more convenient names for his sins. Worse still, he can be either a deliberate hypocrite (saying he has fellowship with Him but really walking in the darkness), or he can be self-deceived and not recognize that he is sinning when he is saying he has no sin (verse 8).
So it gets down to this. Sin is a revelation. It is God who graciously shows us sin, even as it is He who shows us the precious blood.”
Taken from: Continuous Revival
By Norman Grubb