Let There Be Light [Part 1]


Are you ready for some good news?

The God who said, “Let there be light,” is forever full of light Himself.

Today’s Text: “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3, ESV)

This first mention of the glorious light in Genesis 1:3 is as a picture of the Word of God spoken into the darkness that continues throughout the Word:

Genesis 1:3:  Let there be light.

Exodus 13:21-22; 25:31-40; 27:21:  The Light is seen in the fire by night that led God’s people through the wilderness, and the golden lampstand in the holy place of the temple.

Leviticus 23:39-24:4:  The Light is seen in the oil lamp burning bright in the festival of booths.

Psalms 27:1; 119:105:  The Lord is my light and my salvation; and, Thy word is a lamp for my feet and a light unto my path.

Proverbs 4:18:  The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn; and, In the light of a king’s face there is life.

Isaiah 9:2:  The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.

Micah 5:2-5; 7:8-20:  Light is vindication.

Habakkuk 3:4, 11:  God’s brightness is like the light in a thunderstorm.

Zechariah 14:7:  The Light shines in the evening on the coming Day of the Lord.

Matthew 5:14:  We are the light of the world.

Mark 4:22:  The Light will uncover everything that has been hidden.

John 1:4-7:  In Him was life, and that life was the Light of men. There was a man who was sent from God. He himself was not the Light, but he bore witness to the true Light that was coming into the world.

Romans 13:12:  We cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of Light.

1 Corinthians 4:5:  The Lord will bring to light that which is now hidden and will disclose the purposes of the heart.

2 Corinthians 4:6:  God who said let light shine out of darkness has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, and,

11:14:  Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

Ephesians 5:13:  Anything that is exposed by the light becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light.

Colossians 1:13:  We have been transported out of the kingdom of darkness and have been qualified for our share of the inheritance of the people of Light.

1 Thessalonians 5:5:  You are children of Light.

1 Timothy 6:15-16:  [God] Who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see.

1 Peter 2:9:  ... that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous Light.

1 John 1:7:  If we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin;

and, 2:10:  He that loves his brother abides in light.

Revelation 21:23:  And then, in the closing chapters of the Bible, John had a revelation of Heaven while he was a prisoner on the Isle of Patmos, and he said that, the City [of God] has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light – forever; and that’s the Gospel!

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