Friday, June 8, 2007
Darkness or Light?
Having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night.
The ultimate betrayal is done by someone you love. And that was the case with Judas. It wasn’t just that he turned against the Lord, but that he had pretended to love Him. Worse yet, Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. At the moment Judas appeared to be the most holy, he was at his most wicked.
Why is that? It is the hardness of sin. Judas had a series of choices. But he hardened his heart. He sealed his fate. And into the night Judas went to betray the Lord, never to return again. He preferred to go into the night rather than to be in the light. Why? Because he loved darkness rather than light, because his deeds were evil (see John 3:19).
The Bible describes our lives without Christ as living in darkness. Walking with God and knowing God is walking in the light. The Bible warns that we as Christians do not belong to the night or to the darkness, because we are sons of light and sons of day (see 1 Thessalonians 5:5).
Have you ever noticed that the later it gets at night, the weirder the people seem to be? It seems like really strange people come out really late at night.
How much better it is to walk in the light. The Bible tells us, “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).
God says, “Come out of your dark life. Come into My light. I will forgive you.” Which way are you going? Into the darkness? Or into the light?
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