Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | July 18, 2022

“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 10:21-29.

“Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness which may be felt.”  So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days.  They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings.  Then Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, “Go, serve the LORD;  only let your flocks and your herds be detained.  Even your little ones may go with you.”  But Moses said, “You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice them to the LORD our God.  Therefore, our livestock too shall go with us;  not a hoof shall be left behind, for we shall take some of them to serve the LORD our God.  And until we arrive there, we ourselves do not know with what we shall serve the LORD.”  But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he was not willing to let them go.  Then Pharaoh said to him, “Get away from me!  Beware, do not see my face again, for in the day you see my face you shall die!”  Moses said, “You are right;  I shall never see your face again!”  Exodus 10:21-29.


Over the land of Egypt, there was thick darkness which was felt.  But, in sharp contrast, in the dwellings of Israel, there was light.  

Today’s Scripture leads us to meditate on God’s blessing of light upon His people.

“18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
19 The way of the wicked is like darkness;
They do not know over what they stumble.” Proverbs 4:18-19.

“The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?” Psalm 27:1.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105.

“For You light my lamp;
The LORD my God illumines my darkness.” Psalm 18:28.

“There was the true Light (Christ) which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.” John 1:9.

“Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12.

“30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation,
31 Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
And the glory of Your people Israel.” Luke 2:30-32.


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