4836 light, and people of God

4836 light, and people of God

Scripture often uses light as a symbol of the people of God, and especially the manner in which believers are able and required to reflect the glory of God in a dark world of sin.

The people of God as the light of the world

Mt 5:14-16 See also Ps 37:5-6; Pr 4:18; Pr 13:9; Isa 58:8-10; Isa 60:1-5; Isa 62:1; Da 12:3; Lk 2:32; Ac 13:47

Examples of believers acting as light to the world

Moses on Mount Sinai: Ex 34:29-30,35
2Sa 23:3-4 the righteous ruler, fully realised in Jesus Christ; Job 29:21-25 Job as a counsellor; Jn 5:35 John the Baptist; Ac 6:15 Stephen; Php 2:15 the Philippian church

God is the source of the light of his people

God and his law as the source of light Ps 27:1; Ps 118:27 See also Jdg 5:31; Job 11:13-17; Job 22:27-28; Ps 19:8; Ps 34:5; Ps 56:13; Ps 97:11; Pr 6:23; Ecc 8:1; Isa 60:19-20; Jn 1:5

The gospel of forgiveness as a source of light Ac 26:17-18 See also Job 33:28-30; Ps 112:4; Isa 9:2; Isa 29:18; Mt 4:16; Jn 3:19-21; Eph 1:18; Eph 5:27; Heb 6:4; Heb 10:32

The people of God are called to live in his light

Eph 5:8-14; 1Jn 1:7 See also Ps 36:9; Ps 89:15; Isa 2:5; Lk 16:8; Jn 9:4; Jn 12:35-36; Ro 13:12; 1Th 5:5-6; 1Jn 2:8-10

See also

5622witnesses
6610adoption, descriptions
6744sanctification
7115children of God
7140people of God
8266holiness
8495witnessing