To separate the light from the darkness

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day. Genesis 1:14-19

Throughout the creation account in Genesis we are reminded that it was God who created all things. But He not only created everything He also gave order to all things. Much of this order we call natural laws. How the universe is governed. Whether it is gravity holding the universe together and keeping planets in orbit around their star or how electrons orbit the nucleus of an atom, all was designed by God.

All creation was also deemed good by God. Everything to serve His good purpose. Sometimes we forget how good the universe is as we get caught up in how bad things are today. God created us and the earth as good but because we chose to disobey God we live in a world that has evil. Not of God’s causing but ours. When we choose to go against God’s moral law we end up with a world full of hurt and pain. We will never get away from it. It invades every part of our life.

We look for solutions but as long as we are looking away from God we will not find them. Darkness is all around us. But just as God created the sun and the moon to shed light on the darkness so he also gave us His Son to again bring light into the world. Most will prefer the darkness. They do not want a light shown on their deeds. But some will follow the light. They will admit their sins and ask the Son to shine on them and cover them with His grace. For them will be eternal light. For those who refuse, eternal dark.

Have a blessed day,



About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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One Response to To separate the light from the darkness

  1. Freedomborn says:

    Wonderful message David and very True as you shared, everything God made was very good, sad that mankind messed it up. .

    As we know, God with His illumination gave light to the world before He made the Sun and Moon and Stars as He tells us in verse 3 and He called the light day and the darkness night, so we know that the Sun and Moon were created not just for light but as our world shows us, they are for it’s futher existence, without the Sun and The Moon we would have no continued growth of God’s creation.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

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