And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”John 3: 19-21
God created us as human beings who are at their best while engaged in the light. In some restaurants I need a little extra light these days to read the menu properly, so why would someone prefer sitting in the dark?
In the verses above from Jesus’ interaction with Nicodemus, Jesus states it flatly, ” Everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works be exposed.”
Last weekend I heard a pastor comment that the person who disappoints him the most is the man he sees in the mirror. If we answer truthfully, we know that without Christ, our lives are dark. But there is hope from this same passage – “But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
God is looking for people who want to fully live in the light. That’s why Jesus uttered these words to Nicodemus as well –
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.John 3:17-18
Let’s live in the light today.