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Genesis 1:2-13 “First Three Days of Creation”

“God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.”

Genesis 1:5

According to the original language, on the first day of creation, God said, “Light be,” and light was. Why did He start with light?

We know that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness (1 John 1:5). Wherever God is, He illuminates. His presence dispels darkness like turning on a bright light in a dark room. When God created light in the universe, He separated it from the darkness, calling the light Day and the darkness Night.

But light also has spiritual properties. We must be enlightened to know the way of salvation and eternal life. We are born into this world in spiritual darkness. We have eyes to see physically, but we are blind spiritually. Jesus came into the world to give light to people–to open our eyes to spiritual truth. When we believe in Jesus Christ our eyes are opened, and we become children of light. But God isn’t finished with us. Just as He separated physical light from the darkness, He also separates the children of light from the darkness of this world. He tells us to come out and be separate (2 Corinthians 6:17), and to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11). We have been called out of darkness and into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9), yet we still wrestle against the rulers of darkness (Ephesians 6:12).

The good news is that the One who said, “Light be” is able to fill your soul with His wonderful, radiant light. All you have to do is to ask Him!

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