Light Is Attractive

November 2, 2011 at 10:27 am | Posted in Biblical Light, Selected Psalms | 4 Comments
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There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Psalm 4:6

For the pious Jewish person in Old Testament times, one of the most common ways of describing the blessings of God was to speak of God’s countenance (His “face”) being turned toward, instead of away from, His people. God’s countenance was described as beautiful light, and the attractiveness of it was awe-inspiring.

Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

Psalm 89:15

These days we still have an innate understanding of the attractiveness of light. The planner of a big event will often use a big spotlight to attract people at night. Satan, when he attempts to seduce Christians, does not always utilize the darkness of his evil. He often disguises himself as an “angel of light.” Therefore, while light is attractive, we must discern the true Light from the false. Just as bugs, which can’t resist flying into bright lights at night, seal their doom by doing so, people who desire a superficial worldly “light” are sometimes enticed to their own destruction.

As Christians, our goal should be to desire that God look favorably upon us so that His glory, reflected through us, will attract people to Him.


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