God Is Light

We know John says that God is light. His being light has a great impact on us. How?

1John 1:5 ¶ This is the message [announcement] we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

First division of the body of the Epistle (see compare Introduction ). declare — Greek, “announce”; report in turn; a different Greek word from 1 John 1:3. As the Son announced the message heard from the Father as His apostle, so the Son’s apostles announce what they have heard from the Son. John nowhere uses the term “Gospel”; but the witness or testimony, the word, the truth, and here the message. God is light — What light is in the natural world, that God, the source of even material light, is in the spiritual, the

fountain of wisdom [the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.
• the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of such experience, knowledge, and good judgment : some questioned the wisdom of building the dam so close to an active volcano.
• the body of knowledge and principles that develops within a specified society or period : oriental wisdom.],

purity, [freedom from contamination, physically and morally]

beauty, [combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, esp. the sight; combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense.]

joy, [feeling of great pleasure and happiness : tears of joy | the joy of being alive.
• a thing that causes joy]

and glory. [high renown or honor won by notable achievements : to fight and die for the glory of one's nation or sacrfice to God.
• praise, worship, and thanksgiving offered to God.
2 magnificence; great beauty
• (often glories) a thing that is beautiful or distinctive; a special cause for pride, respect, or delight
• the splendor and bliss of heaven]

As all material life and growth depends on light, so all spiritual life and growth depends on GOD.

no darkness at all — strong negation; Greek, “No, not even one speck of darkness”; no ignorance, error, untruthfulness, sin, or death. John heard this from Christ, not only in express words, but in His acted words, namely, His is whole manifestation in the flesh as “the brightness of the Father’s glory.” Christ Himself was the embodiment of “the message,” representing fully in all His sayings, doings, and sufferings, Him who is LIGHT.

Psa. 104:2 Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak,
Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

1Tim. 6:15 which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
1Tim. 6:16 who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.

John 3:21 “But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

Matthew 17:2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.

and 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

John 12:36 “While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.”

1John 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.

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