"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." (Isaiah 5:20)
Why are people confused?
What is light?
Light - something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light.
This is what the Bible says, too:
"But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." (Ephesians 5:13,14)
God created this light. He said in Genesis 1:3, "Let there be light," and there was!
What happens when you turn on a light in a room? The darkness disappears as soon as the light comes on. Even a small light can make objects in the room visable. And without light, there would be no colors. Light is very important.
So what is God's light really?
"The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world." (John 1:9)
"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12)
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all." (1 John 1:5)
Jesus stepped down from His throne in Heaven to come into the world and be our light - to make things visable. Furthermore, we learn in Revelation 22:5, that in Heaven we "will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light."
And while I could go on and on about this, I actually am going to focus on a different aspect of this topic.
- Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
- naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
- Thou my best thought by day or by night,
- Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.