What Does Genesis 1:3 Mean?

Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.

Genesis 1:3(NASB)

Verse of the Day

In the beginning, there was God. And God spoke all of creation into being. God created ex nihilo (God created out of nothing). God spoke, and light appeared. By the power of His Word, land, air, and sea were formed out of nothing. There is power, wonder-working power in the wonderful Word of God.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." He created all things and the Word was light. He was the light that lightens every man that comes into the world. There is light and life and power, wonder-working light and life and power in the wonderful Word of God.

In the physical creation that fell, and in the spiritual creation in Christ, the first Word that God speaks into the darkness is LIGHT. The breath of the Spirit hovered over the face of the darkness as He breathed the Word of light into the thick blackness of a waiting world.

And in the new creation in Christ, it is the same miraculous move of the Spirit that dispels the deep, dark blackness of sin and death, and floods the soul that has lain dead in trespasses and sins, with His wonderful Word of Light.

The world is still in darkness, and it seems to be waxing darker and more evil each day. We who are born of the Spirit do not belong to the night or darkness, but are children of the light. Paul exhorts us to "lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armour of light," knowing that "the night is almost gone and the day is here."

Let us not be like others who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. We who are sealed by the Spirit of God are children of light, for God spoke the Word of light into our darkened lives.

Let us live as children of light, for the fruit of His light consists of all that is good and gracious, righteous and true.

Let us shine the light of Christ into every area of our lives and into the lives of all we meet in the short time we have left on the earth, for His praise and glory.

My Prayer

Loving Father, You are the Father of light and I thank You that I am Your child. Help me always to walk in the light of Your truth, live in the light of Your love, and reflect the light of the lovely Lord Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

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