Jan 3, 2019
The Bible talks a lot about light and darkness. They represent the two extremes of spiritual reality in the world. God is light. He is the illuminating and enlightening agent of righteousness. While Satan represents the realm of spiritual darkness and moral depravity. In the Bible we are given a vision of this world as cloaked in a foreboding mist of darkness, caused by the presence of sin. The fall of Adam and Eve left their descendants with the curse of inherited sin and the death sentence that comes with it. But God, by choosing Abraham and promising to make of him a great nation, shed His light in the darkness of the world. He called the people of Israel to be His chosen possession and to illustrate what it meant for men to enjoy a right relationship with a holy God. That is why He set them apart and give them His law. It is why He provided them with their own land and demanded that they cleanse it of all spiritual impurity. But, the people of Israel failed to remain faithful to God. And their disobedience brought His displeasure and discipline. But He still longs to shine His light on them. And in Isaiah 2:1-5, He reminds them that one day, He will.