Bible Verses: Darkness into Light

by Lavender Elizabeth, January 16, 2017
light (lahyt) noun something that makes things visible or affords illumination

I have always been a firm believer in evangelizing through example. I think that as we try to be more like Jesus in our everyday lives, people take notice. We're called to be a light for those in darkness and I truly believe that is one of the best tools we have. In fact, that's how I first became interested in the Christian faith. I saw the example that my tenth grade English teacher put forth; I saw the light in her. Her example transformed my life and ultimately showed me how to give my life to Christ (more on that here.) Once we commit our lives to our Lord, we are taken out of darkness, allowing us to be a light for others.

Below are some Bible verses that I find to be a great example of how our lives are transformed into light once we've been saved by Jesus.

Job 33:28 "God rescued me from the grave, and now my life is filled with light."

Psalm 119:105 "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path."

Isaiah 60:1 "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you."

Matthew 4:16 "The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined."

Matthew 5:16 "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

John 8:12 "Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, 'I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.'"

2 Corinthians 4:6 "For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ."

Ephesians 5:8 "For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light."

1 Peter 2:9 "But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light."

Revelation 21:23 "And the city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light."

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Bible Verses About God's Kingdom

by Lavender Elizabeth, January 08, 2017
kingdom (king-duhm) noun the domain over which the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ extends, whether in heaven or on earth

Throughout my life, I find it so easy to get caught up in this world we live in. There are so many beautiful things that can distract me from the reality of eternity. There are small things that take up so much time, that it's easy to forget God's allowed us to live in his Kingdom. Every day we have the chance to further His Kingdom by trying to be more like Christ. If you need some reminders about this glorious Kingdom we've been gifted, enjoy the Bible verses below.

1 Chronicles 29:11 "Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things."

Psalm 103:19 "The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all."

Daniel 2:44 "During the reigns of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed or conquered. It will crush all these kingdoms into nothingness, and it will stand forever."

Daniel 7:14 "He was given authority, honor, and sovereignty over all the nations of the world, so that people of every race and nation and language would obey him. His rule is eternal - it will never end. His kingdom will never be destroyed."

Matthew 6:33 "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

Matthew 13:44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in the field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field."

Luke 12:31 "Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need."

John 18:36 "Jesus answered, 'My kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my kingdom is not of this world.'"

Romans 14:17 "For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit."

Colossians 1:13 "For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves."

2 Thessalonians 1:5 "All this is evidence that God's judgment is right, and as a result, you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering."

2 Timothy 4:18 "The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom."

2 Peter 1:11 "Then God will give you a grand entrance into the external kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

To view the previous letters in my Alphabet Word Study, click here.