Light means life, joy, understanding, and purity. God is light. It’s his nature; light means discovery, while darkness means stumbling. In the light we meet one another, in the darkness we miss each other. We pass each other in the dark without seeing, without knowing.
O house of Jacob,
come, let us walk
in the light of the LORD.
Isaiah 2:5 ESV
Isaiah’s call to walk in the light is an invitation to repentance, to restoring obedience among the people, to abandon the darkness of idolatry and of the arrogance of rebellion.
Today I leave you with this quote from the NLT Study Bible:
Walking in God’s light (his revelation) will lead to glorious participation in his kingdom (see 60:1; 1 Jn 1:7). God is the only light that overcomes the darkness of sin and evil (9:2). People cannot generate such light in and of themselves (59:9) but must walk in the light God provides, as they trust him and live in obedience to his will (50:10). The phrase descendants of Jacob alludes to Israel’s special historic relationship with the Lord as well as their history of sinfulness and rebellion (see 14:1; 48:1).
Father, we choose your light. Thank you for giving us the brilliance of your glory. We are the people of the day. May your light shine from us to the world, in Christ. Amen.