4835 light, spiritual

4835 light, spiritual

Light is often used in Scripture as a symbol of the presence of God in the world. It is often especially associated with the word of God, the salvation brought about by God, or the person of Jesus Christ.

Light as a symbol of God

God’s purity 1Jn 1:5 See also Job 25:4-6; Isa 5:20; 1Jn 1:7

God’s glory Rev 21:23 See also Ps 76:4; Ps 84:11; Isa 60:19-20; Hab 3:4; 1Ti 6:15-16

God’s knowledge Ps 90:8; Ps 139:11-12; Da 2:22; 1Co 4:5

God’s unchangeability Jas 1:17

God’s vengeance See also Ps 94:1; Isa 10:17

Satan as an imitator of light 2Co 11:14

Light as a symbol of God’s favour towards his people

Ezr 9:8 See also Nu 6:25; Job 3:20; Job 29:2-3; Ps 4:6; Ps 31:16; Ps 44:3; Ps 67:1; Ps 80:3,7; Mic 7:8-9; Rev 22:5

Light as a symbol of God’s word

As perceived by believers Ps 119:105 See also Ps 19:8; Ps 119:130; 2Pe 1:19

As perceived by unbelievers Jn 3:20 See also Job 24:13-17; Jn 1:5

Light as a symbol of salvation

1Pe 2:9 See also Isa 9:2; Isa 51:4; Ac 26:23; Eph 5:14; Col 1:12; 1Jn 2:8

Light as a symbol of Jesus Christ

Foretold in the OT Nu 24:17 See also Isa 9:2; Isa 42:6-7; Isa 49:6; Isa 53:11; Mal 4:2

Revealed in the NT Jn 8:12 See also Mt 4:16; Mt 17:2; Lk 1:78-79; Lk 2:32; Jn 1:4-9; Jn 9:5; Jn 12:35-36,46; Ac 13:47; 2Co 4:6; Heb 1:3; Rev 1:16; Rev 22:16

See also

1020God, all-knowing
1025God, anger of
1035God, faithfulness
1045God, glory of
1065God, holiness of
1130God, sovereignty
2206Jesus, the Christ
5149eyes
6510salvation
8419enlightenment