Would you invite someone to your home at all hours of the day or even overnight – whom you knew would repeatedly use God’s name in vain, spew profanity, slip out frequent “F” bombs and other filthy speech, even while repeatedly lying and openly committing fornication or adultery? Would you invite people into your home who would routinely parade themselves in the nude and be committing vile acts of depravity, when measured by God’s word?
You wouldn’t, you say. But I suggest that you and I too may be inviting such people into our homes more often than we realize. “How?”, you ask. Well, start thinking. But let’s start with this verse in Genesis 1.
Genesis 1:4b – “…and God divided the light from the darkness…”
God made a separation between light and dark. He draws a line in the sand between the holy and the profane. He doesn’t want His children messing with filth, with the unholy, with things dirty. And let’s be frank: at various times in our lives, we all have done that. I certainly have, and have had a ton of stuff to repent of. Yahweh calls us to come out of Babylon and not be part of this world’s ways. We are to love the people of the world -- as Yahweh himself does and sent His only Son to die for all everyone in the world. We love the people but not their ways. Remember, “God so LOVED the world…” John 3:16.
God put the light on one side and darkness on the other. Gen 1:4b – he divided the light from the darkness. We need to quit reading the Bible just physically – but more spiritually. Don’t think of that just in terms of physical light and darkness at creation, but think of it spiritually, a guiding rule that directs the way we think and live and breathe and move. Divide the light from the darkness.
Are you separating the light from darkness too? Am I? Children should be like their father, and walk and act and live like Him. Where in our lives are we trying to mix light and darkness and pretend we are truly children of the light? Where? If the living God divided the light from darkness, what right do we have to ever try to reunite light and darkness, good and bad, holy and profane?
You can’t overcome darkness with more darkness. No, as children of the light, we have to bring in our Abba’s light. With enough light, the room becomes bright with no darkness at all. God’s children should never try to reunite what Elohim has divided. He divided the light from the darkness. Think of this spiritually.
Click on “continue reading” to the bottom right area – to see how we may be casually inviting darkness into our lives and evil concepts and darkened people into our homes.