The Wicked World Dwells In Darkness Where Sin and Corruption Grow
The wicked seek shelter in darkness:
” The wicked are those who rebel against the light. They do not recognize its ways or stay on its paths.”
“The adulterer’s eye watches for twilight, thinking: No eye will see me; he covers his face.”
“For the morning is like darkness to them. Surely they are familiar with the terrors of darkness!”
Because the wicked can successfully hide their plans and schemes from other humans, they foolishly believe that they can hide their activities from Almighty God.
“Woe to those who go to great lengths to hide their plans from the Lord. They do their works in darkness, and say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?” You have turned things around, as if the potter were the same as the clay.
How can what is made say about its maker, “He didn’t make me”? How can what is formed say about the one who formed it, “He doesn’t understand what he’s doing”?
The wicked have put their trust in their lying prophets and the false doctrines they delivered to them, promising them they will escape death and Hell.
” For you said, “We have cut a deal with Death, and we have made an agreement with Sheol; when the overwhelming scourge passes through, it will not touch us, because we have made falsehood our refuge and have hidden behind treachery.”
No place is concealed from God’s view nor knowledge nor the execution of His will
“Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence?”
“If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light around me will be night”— even the darkness is not dark to You. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You.”
“Can a man hide himself in secret places where I cannot see him?”—the Lord’s declaration. “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?”—the Lord’s declaration.”
“for My gaze takes in all their ways. They are not concealed from Me, and their guilt is not hidden from My sight.”
“Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the military commanders, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the great day of Their wrath has come! And who is able to stand?”
Light came into the world to exposed the darkness of the wicked
““This, then, is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. For everyone who practices wicked things hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed. But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.”
Are you actively involved exposing darkness?
“Don’t participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead expose them.”
This cannot be accomplished sitting silent avoiding a confrontation with evil people. The Lord mentions a particularly despicable group who fail in meeting their obligation by falling victims to fear at the End. This is what he says:
The victor will inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son. 8 But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:7
The cowards the Lord speaks of are all who took an oath of dedication to him and then failed to live up to it out of fear of pain, loss, or death. Remember how cowardice gripped Peter at the time of Christ death?
These would sit quietly, out of view on the sideline not doing anything that might upset their life or cause attention to themselves as Peter did. Yet they foolishly expect to be rewarded for their cowardice. Not so according to the Lord.
Are you truly a bearer of the light of the Holy Spirit? Christ says, “By its fruit you will know a tree“.