What Does 2 Corinthians 4:6 Mean?

For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness"-He has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts

The first Word of God at the dawning of creation was Let There Be Light. And that same Word of God at the advent of each born-again creation-in-Christ cries, Let There Be Light. The mind of unregenerate man is only darkness continuously, for the god of this world has blinded their eyes to the light of the glorious gospel of Christ. But the Author of life and Fountain of all grace has flooded our hearts with the True Light of the world - the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Son of Righteousness and that bright and morning star.

The Lord Jesus Christ, is our dazzling and eternal day-star and He is the light of life, in Whom we have received forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. The glorious love of God has been poured into the very person of Christ, for He is the exact representation of the invisible God, Who not only reflects the beauties of the Lord, but is Himself the very Source of all light and life and love.

The illuminating light of His sufficiency and knowledge; His wisdom and grace; His truth and His power is reflected in the shining face of our wonderful Jesus. The light of the glorious gospel of grace is streamed into the hearts of all who seek Him with all their whole being. And the very Creator Who spoke the worlds into being and commanded the light to shine forth, with the strength of His voice, has shone into our hearts, to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But in this midnight darkness of the world's filthy habits we discover that the true Light, Who has come into the world to flood mankind with Himself, loves darkness rather than the Light, because man is intrinsically evil. Nevertheless, God in His grace has provided all men with a knowledge of the true Light, through the outer witness of nature, the inner witness of our conscience and the convicting witness of the written Word of God - for Light has come into the world so that as many as receive Him are given the right to become children of God.

May each of us treasure the Light we have in our hearts and remember that no matter where we are; what we do or however dark the path we tread, the Light of the World is not only with us but indwelling our heart and will flood our inner being with His perfect peace - when our mind is stayed on Him.

My Prayer

Loving Father, thank You for the Light You have given me, in the face of Jesus, my Saviour and Lord. It is only through His sufficient sacrifice that I have been so blessed, for without the shining Light of the Spirit of Christ within, I would continue to wallow in the darkness of the world. May the light of Your truth, love and compassion, shine in me and reflect from me the glories of Jesus, so that Your name may be glorified in all I say and do, AMEN.

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