Saturday, February 15, 2014

Come Out of Hiding

When sin pollutes our very being, we hide ourselves, love the darkness, do not dare to show ourselves, and no longer see ourselves as we truly are (Gen 3:8; John 1:5; 3:19, etc.). Conversely, when through Christ, who is the light (John 1:4-5; 8:12; 9:5; 12:35; 2 Cor 4:4), God shines in our hearts and gives the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Cor 4:6), we regain the courage to look at ourselves, learn to love the light, and again walk in it (Matt 5:14; John 3:21; Rom 13:12; Eph 5:8; Phil 2:15; 1 Thess 5:5; 1 John 1:7; etc.).

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics, 2:191-2

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