John 3:20 Avoiding the Light

“Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.” John 3:20

John just told how God loved the world so much that He sent His Son to the world to save the world. Only those who believe in Jesus will be saved. He then describes Jesus as the light in the world. Now he points out that anyone who does evil will not come into that Light because they will be exposed.

Light reveals what is hidden. It will reveal what cannot be seen directly. Darkness hides everything.

Although many sins are done openly in the daytime many more are committed in the dark of night. Most thieves will strike a place to rob in the night. They do not want the light of day to expose them. They do not want to be seen and caught.

Even in the church many people like to hide in the darkness. No one likes to be exposed for something wrong. It is shameful. People fear the consequences or the thoughts of others.

In the church many people have a struggle with a dark sin in their lives. They do not want anyone to know about it, because they are a “good” Christian. They always go to church, worship during the worship time, pray out loud, and dress sharply. How could they be a sinful person? They fear how they look.

Any one who comes to Jesus will walk into the Light. They know they will be exposed before God. Every sin will be brought to the light. Doing this allows God to work in their life to change them.

The first step to getting rid of sin in your life is admitting it is there. This allows God to forgive you and clean you up.

Do not be like the world and hide in the shadows and darkness. Walk into the Light. Go to Jesus. Allow yourself to be seen. God already sees everything, even as you hide in the dark. Allow God to do a work in your life and change you. The Light will bring true life to your life. Allow yourself to be exposed.

I pray today that you will go to Jesus with everything; that you will not fear being exposed before God; that you will admit to God the sins in your life; that you will love Jesus with all your heart; and that God will do a new work in your life.

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