Light Reveals Darkness

Ye are the light of the world.” —Matthew 5:14

Charles SpurgeonLet us never forget that light must first be imparted to us, or it can never go forth from us. We are not lights of the world by nature; at best we are but lamps unlit until the Spirit of God comes. Enquire, therefore, my hearer, of thyself whether God has ever kindled thee by the flame of his Spirit. Hast thou been delivered from the power of darkness and translated into light? Has the flame immortal of the divine life touched thee? If so, thou hast light in thyself, and light towards others, and thy light will work effectually in many ways. It will reveal the darkness of those who are round about thee. Thy light will show the darkness how dark it is. Even as Christ’s life judged upon the men of his age, so does the faith of Christians expose the evils of unbelief, and the holiness of believers reveals the wickedness of sin. Our light also reproves the deeds of darkness, and condemns them. Even though we were never to use a severe word, a godly life would be a stern rebuke of sin. Hence it comes to pass that we must expect to be opposed, for “he that doeth evil hateth the light.”

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Delivered Sunday Morning, April 27, 1873
at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 19, Sermon No. 1109
“The Light of the World”


About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.

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