Have you ever been in the dark and someone came along and switches the light on? I believe you know the feeling of being unable to see in the darkness one second and then the next second you can see. What a relief it is to those who were in the dark. That is the way the bible describes the effect of the word of God in our lives.
The light that dispels the darkness. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Psalm 119:130.
When Light comes darkness has to go
God has promised us in His word that He will shine His light on our path and we will not be in darkness. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105.
That means we have the advantage to see through the eyepiece of God. we can see clearly through the darkness of ignorance and misinformation that pervades our societies today. If someone has a defective vision for example short-sightedness when the person receives a prescribed lens appropriate for him he will be able to see clearly instead of the blurred vision he had initially. The lens of God is the word of God. The word of God enables us to see clearly the light of God. Believers have the greatest advantage on earth because of the light of the word of God. The word of God contains the mind and the will of God and all of God is available to us as we receive the light that His word brings and walk in it.
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John1:5. That explains it all; there is no darkness at all in God. The bible tells us that Jesus is the light of the world and He is the word of God, so for us to receive God’s light we have to receive Jesus as our Lord and saviour, but not only that we have to accept all that he has done for us as a result of His death and sacrifice in our place.
A wise man would chase the light
However, you need to realise that the light is available to you potentially; you have to make the choice to go to the light. How? By making sure that you find out what God has said in His word already about any subject, your situation and your ideas and commit to fit your life to the word instead of explaining it away through your experience or experience of others! You do that by meditating on the word of God daily and then act on it. We walk in darkness when we don’t do that but what a glorious light we have when we walk in the light of His word. A wise man would chase the light that God brings in all situations.
Meditating on the word of God gives light on the word and develops your capacity for faith because when the word is revealed unto you. It gives a new meaning and an understanding that eventually produces faith in you. When you receive the revelation of God’s word into your heart, it shows you where to go; it tells you what to do. A lot of times believers are looking for what God is saying but they need to look into the word of God to know what He is saying!
Let the word drives out darkness
You need to know what the word is saying, you need to delve into the word and let the word gives you light and enlighten your path. There is no other way around it. It is your responsibility to pick His word and let it drive away all ideas you have that are contrary to His word. I guarantee you the more you fellowship with His word, the more you will see clearly. The word of God shine light unto our path, the word of God gives us wisdom and understanding.
Proverbs 6:23; Proverbs 29:13, Psalm 119:105; 2 Peter 1:19.