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Here is a short excerpt from the Bible Study I wrote, Follow The Light. It’s available on and


 First Words

“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” Genesis 1:3

Meditate on a portion of the creation story: Genesis 1:1–19. Part of the passage is reprinted below.

God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. Genesis 1:16–19 

What? Back up! God did not make the sun, moon, and stars until the fourth day of creation? What was the light on the first day of creation? Go back and read just verses 1–5.

What were the first words God spoke in Genesis?

What did God say about the light?

What else did God make on the first day?

Turn to the end of the Bible, to Revelation. In the last chapters, we get a glimpse of the New Jerusalem, our heavenly home. Look at Revelation 21:22–27 and 22:3–6. What will God give?

Where will the light come from?

Light is a metaphor for God, and it is used throughout Scripture. Imagine no darkness at all, just the pure and radiant light of God! I look forward to feasting my eyes on that perfect light one day.

1 John 1:5

Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him.

Walk in His Light,



  1. There’s a lot of play on darkness and light in the movie “I Am Legend”
    –The light is good and safe
    –Evil lives in the dark; darkness is not safe
    –“salvation” comes by way of the blood that Robert Neville (Will Smith) has developed; and
    –“salvation” is secured by the shedding of blood through the “sacrifice” of Neville at the end of the movie.


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