Why did God separate the light from darkness?
I was reading the account of creation and I came across a very interesting portion of the Bible that I had overlooked in the past. This verse of the Bible is when God separated light from darkness.
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:4 NKJV
It wasn’t until the revelation of the light of God was given to me that this verse took a totally different meaning.
In the account, God created light and he saw that it was good. But the Hebrew versions states that God carefully considered light and inspected it before concluding that it was God.
The text takes a twist when it stated that God separated the light from the darkness. It just mentioned another object (darkness) without actually telling us where it came from or who created it.
It seems that darkness was always there and it was cast out the moment light was created. God created the power of light to cast out darkness during the creation of the world. The word light means order in Hebrew (ohr). This means that every product of darkness such as sicknesses, diseases, suffering, poverty and lack is supposed to disappear when you shine the light of God in your life.
You can’t walk with Christ and suffer penury. Sadness and pain flee the moment you plug your life with Christ. It is a spiritual law that originated from heaven. God designed it so that darkness runs away from you when the light of God is revealed. I wish I had a witness of someone whose life has been transformed by the entrance of God’s light. Your preaching and meditation on God’s Word must be evident for all to see.
This is what Christ meant when he said let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven. You can’t hide the blessing of God under a bushel.
Go and shine