God Is Light, and in Him Is No Darkness at All

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1 John 1:5: "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
  1. Psalm 27:1: “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
  2. James 1:17: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
  3. John 8:12: “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
  4. Psalm 104:2: “Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:”
  5. Isaiah 60:19-20: “The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.”
  6. Revelation 21:23: “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.”
These verses underscore God's radiant nature, His role as the source of all true illumination, and His perfection. They emphasize that in God's presence, there is clarity, understanding, and the absence of any form of evil or imperfection. The overarching theme is the recognition of God's holiness and the illumination that His presence brings to those who seek Him.

Personalizing The Above As Christian Affirmations

The LORD is my light and my salvation.

1 John 1:5:

  • I am walking in the message that God is light.
  • In Him, I will find no darkness at all.
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Psalm 27:1:

  • The LORD is my light and my salvation.
  • I will not fear, for the LORD is the strength of my life.
  • I shall not be afraid because the LORD is with me.

James 1:17:

  • I am receiving good and perfect gifts from above.
  • These gifts are from the Father of lights, who does not change.

John 8:12:

  • I am following Jesus, the light of the world.
  • I will not walk in darkness, for I have the light of life.

Psalm 104:2:

  • God has clothed Himself with light as with a garment.
  • He has stretched out the heavens like a curtain, and I am in awe of His creation.

Isaiah 60:19-20:

  • The LORD will be my everlasting light, and my days of mourning will end.
  • God, my glory, has made the sun and moon unnecessary, for He illuminates my life forever.

Revelation 21:23:

  • God has made the city bright without need for sun or moon, for His glory lightens it.
  • The Lamb is the light, and His radiance is unending.


The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation

Psalm 27:1: "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

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Psalm 27:1: "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

The LORD is my light and my salvation“: Here, ‘light’ symbolizes guidance and truth, while ‘salvation’ suggests safety or being saved. It’s like saying, God shows me the right way and keeps me safe.

whom shall I fear?“: This question is rhetorical. It suggests that if God is the one leading and protecting, there’s no one else to fear.

the LORD is the strength of my life“: This part means God gives power and courage. If you think of life as a journey, this is like saying God is what keeps you going strong.

of whom shall I be afraid?“: This is another rhetorical question. It repeats the idea that with God as the source of strength, there’s no need to be scared of anyone.


Every Good Gift and Every Perfect Gift Is from Above, and Cometh Down from the Father of Lights

James 1:17: "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

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James 1:17: "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above”: This line tells us that all things good and perfect are given to us by God.

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“and cometh down from the Father of lights”: This shows that God, who is described as the creator of heavenly lights, sends these gifts to us.

“with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning”: It means God is always the same. There is no change in Him, not even a hint of inconsistency, like a shadow that moves with time.


I Am the Light of the World: He That Followeth Me Shall Not Walk in Darkness, but Shall Have the Light of Life

John 8:12: "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
John 8:12: "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

“I am the light of the world”: This phrase has Jesus describing himself not just as a guide, but as the very essence of light that reveals truth and provides guidance.

“he that followeth me”: Here, following Jesus means adhering to his teachings and way of life.

“shall not walk in darkness”: This suggests that a follower of Jesus will not live in ignorance or wrongdoing.

“but shall have the light of life”: This means that followers will possess the understanding, wisdom, and everything needed to live a fulfilling life.


Who Covers Thyself with Light as with a Garment

Psalm 104:2: "Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:"
Psalm 104:2: "Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:"

“Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment”: This part of the verse paints a picture of God dressing Himself in light, using it as if it were clothing. It suggests that light is both a creation and a characteristic of God, signifying purity and holiness.

“who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain”: Here, the verse describes God as the one who created the universe. Just as a curtain is spread out to cover a window, God stretches out the heavens, which implies the vastness and the grandeur of the universe.


The LORD Shall Be Unto Thee an Everlasting Light, and Thy God Thy Glory

Isaiah 60:19-20: "The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended."
Isaiah 60:19-20: "The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended."

“The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee”: This means you won’t need the sun for daylight or the moon for light at night anymore.

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“but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory”: God Himself will be your forever light, and He’ll make everything bright and beautiful for you.

“Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself”: The sun and moon won’t set or hide anymore.

“for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended”: God will be your eternal light, and you won’t feel sad any longer.


For the Glory of God Did Lighten It, and the Lamb Is the Light Thereof

Revelation 21:23: "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."
Revelation 21:23: "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."

“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it”: The city in this verse is special because it does not require the sun or the moon to see. During John’s time, the sun and the moon were the main sources of light. So, a city that didn’t need them was very different.

“for the glory of God did lighten it”: This tells us that God’s own glory is what lights up the city. The word ‘glory’ here means something like a bright, shining presence. It’s saying that God’s presence is so powerful that it lights up the whole place.

“and the Lamb is the light thereof”: ‘The Lamb’ is a title that often refers to Jesus in the Bible. It’s saying that Jesus, like a lamp, is the one giving light to the city.

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