“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS WONDERFUL LIGHT” (1 Peter 2:9 NIV emphasis added).
Focus on the terms “out of darkness” and “into His wonderful light” from this power packed verse. When you dig into the depth of meaning, the Apostle’s words offer great change for your life. The contrast is clear:
“OUT OF DARKNESS”
This is the darkness of poverty, sickness, chaos, distress, sorrow, failure, intolerance, hate, violence, abuse, weakness, scarcity, and death. Darkness is like a quagmire that draws you deeper.
“INTO HIS WONDERFUL LIGHT”
This is the light of health, peace, comfort, joy, strength, abundance, fruitfulness, forgiveness, mercy, love, compassion, renewal, grace, confidence, assurance, life, faith, and salvation. His light is like a rock—a firm foundation.
Which door will you walk through? A doorway that leads to darkness, or into light. You are called out of darkness. Today is the day to answer the call.
(For more on the light of Christ, Cho’s new book, “Great Separations” offers an in-depth teaching.)