Darkness In The Bible

When Scripture talks about darkness usually it is referring to a sinful path. Jesus is the light and Satan is darkness. Spiritually blind people are living in darkness. They can’t understand the gospel or biblical things. They can’t see. They are blind and they can’t see that they’re on the path that leads to hell.

Darkness And Light In The Bible

1. Isaiah 45:7-8 I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the LORD, am the one who does these things. “Open up, O heavens, and pour out your righteousness. Let the earth open wide so salvation and righteousness can sprout up together. I, the LORD, created them.

2. Psalm 104:19-20 You made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to set. You send the darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals prowl about.

The Bible has a lot to say about darkness in the world.

3. John 1:4-5 The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

4. John 3:19-20 And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed.

5. 1 John 1:5 This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.

6. Matthew 6:22-23 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

7. Isaiah 5:20  How horrible it will be for those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness into light and light into darkness, who turn what is bitter into something sweet and what is sweet into something bitter.

The sinful path is the dark path.

8. Proverbs 2:13-14 These men turn from the right way to walk down dark paths. They take pleasure in doing wrong, and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil.

9. Psalm 82:5 But these oppressors know nothing; they are so ignorant! They wander about in darkness, while the whole world is shaken to the core.

Living in darkness verses

No Christian lives in darkness. We have the light of Christ.

10. 1 John 1:6 If we claim that we have fellowship with him but keep living in darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.

11. John 12:35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.

12. 1 John 2:4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

Darkness In The Bible

If they had light they would turn in the other direction. People who are consumed with their sin will not go near the light because their sins will be exposed.

We must all seek the light, which is only found in Christ. Jesus satisfied the wrath of God. He drank your sin in full. We must all repent and trust in the blood of Christ. In Christ we can truly see.

In Christ we can truly understand. In Christ the darkness can never overcome the light. The light leads to eternal life and the darkness leads to eternal damnation.

Christian quotes about darkness

“Where, except in uncreated light, can the darkness be drowned?”  C.S. Lewis

“Satan has access to the domain of darkness, but he can only occupy those areas where mankind, through sin, has allowed him.” Francis Frangipane

“If the times are indeed as bad as we say they are… if the darkness in our world is growing heavier by the moment… if we are facing spiritual battles right in our own homes and churches… then we are foolish not to turn to the One who supplies unlimited grace and power. He is our only source. We are crazy to ignore him.”

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” Desiderius Erasmus

What’s done in the dark will come to light.

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A dark cloud is no sign that the sun has lost his light; and dark black convictions are no arguments that God has laid aside His mercy.” Charles Spurgeon

“To the one who delights in the sovereignty of God the clouds not only have a ‘silver lining’ but they are silvern all through, the darkness only serving to offset the light!” A.W. Pink

“The Christian religion made its way through Paganism, unassisted by the force of human power, and as gentle as the triumphs of light over darkness.”

“The more a nation gets into darkness, the more it’s going to hate the light. The more it’s going to run from the light. And we have a generation of people who have given themselves to darkness, and they’ve embraced atheism, because it gets them away from moral responsibility to God.” Ray Comfort

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