This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
Ever turned on the light and watch cockroaches scatter? I know. Nasty thought. I live with a man who hates cockroaches, but is not shy about killing as many as he can. He got tons of practice at the old farmhouse my parents lived in. We’d go to bed and then he’d get up. I followed to see what he was up to. Fly swatter in one hand and the other hand on the light switch then, bam, bam, bam! I have an intense dislike for these creatures of darkness, but this memory makes me smile.
Heard a story once. Probably not true, but funny none the less. As the story goes, a group of folks were invited over for a delicious meal in which the star was pork chops. After everyone had eaten their fill there was still one pork chop left on the serving platter. The hostess offered it to all, but each one around the table graciously declined. Then she said, “I’m going to turn off the light and somebody better take that pork chop. It’s not going to waste.” With that, she shut off the light. There was a blood-curdling scream. Quickly she turned the light back on. In the middle of the table were seven hands on the lonely pork chop and the top hand had a fork stuck in it! Perhaps this joke is more about manners than morals, but it does make a point.
There is something serious about dark vs and light. As the verse above says, God is light. The enemy of our souls is darkness. There is not a ray of light left in him. Remember his beginning?
Ezekiel 28 says that Lucifer was the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. Every precious stone adorned him and he was a guardian cherub, holy and blameless u-n-t-i-l wickedness was found in him. He became proud and corrupt and down he came to earth, bringing a third of the heavenly angels with him.
Just to read this description of satan gives me the chills. He is nothing to tangle with. You cannot argue with a demon. He has the Word of God mastered so well he can misquote and carry it off time and time again. He is darkness. He will never be light.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20