Light Dispels Darkness

2 Corinthians 6:14 asks, “What fellowship does light have to do with darkness?”

The answer:

Nothing… light and dark are mutually exclusive. That is, darkness cannot exist once light is introduced because darkness is the absence of light. In a sense, light—in any amount—will always defeat darkness; and darkness will never be able to cover the light.

It is good to remember and apply this truth as we face a new year that will likely afford challenges that may tempt us to become fearful. Fear is a dark spirit, because God does not give us a spirit of fear (see 2 Timothy 1:7); and so, it can only exist and persist if we ignore the light of God’s truth and fail to walk closely each day with our Heavenly Father. 1 John 1:5 says that “God is light and in Him is no darkness.” Therefore, rather than struggle to drive fear away, we would do well to simply introduce the Light: Place our trust in our Heavenly Father’s love, power and goodness; and speak the light of His words of truth over every situation.