Devotional

When the “Light” is Darkness

Michael Beck

“Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.” (Luke 11:35)

Jesus was well aware of those who claimed to “see” but were blind. The “light” in them was actually darkness. Many who have turned away from God claim now to be enlightened. They deem their time in the Christian fold as days of darkness. Having abandoned any pretense of wearing the Lord’s yoke, they now see themselves as “liberated” and “enlightened.” They are “free” to do as they wish;” “free” to think as they choose; “free” to be who they are. There’s no more having to answer to anyone but themselves.

Apostasy does not happen overnight. Over time the world’s message becomes more attractive, and God’s Word becomes less palatable. While the church may be indicted in their apostasy, it is really Christ Himself who is the offense. He tells us to come to Him – to learn of Him and wear His yoke. Job spoke “of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.” (Job 24:13) Jesus is the Light of the world. Those who follow Him will not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. (John 8:12) To walk in Him we must walk as He walked, committed not to our own will being done, but committed to God’s pleasure being fulfilled in our life.

The spirit that is anti-Christ is rife in the world today. The great falling away is a falling away to this spirit, where one wants nothing to do with obedience to any but themselves. The world is awakening to embrace this message of self-idolatry. So many who were once part of the church are being seduced by it as well. Beware – lest the “light” in you is darkness.


Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.