by Kristen C. Strocchia
“God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.” Genesis 1:4
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not understood it.” John 1:5
Many people question the truth of God’s Word–and the very existence of God Himself–because they struggle to separate light from darkness in their understanding. The world offers the solution of grey, muddying the black and white nature of truth.
Yet, grey is not the blending or blurring of black and white. It can only be trying to make black a little more white.
Black is the presence of all colors, but white is the absence of them–purity, holiness. You cannot color black over white and get grey. You can only dull black with the presence of white.
So it is that you cannot achieve grey if you start from holy white, only if your starting point is sinful black.
We are called to be holy just as God is holy [1 Peter 1:16, et al]. When we operate from this holiness standpoint, we deny greying the lines of truth in our lives because it is impossible to add the darkness of sin to light.
So when the world offers grey answers, it is offering not a holy truth with a tinge of darkness, but a wholly sinful darkness blurred with a superficial smear of light.
Which standpoint do you operate from? Are there questions that appear grey in your mind? Ask God to separate the light from the darkness, making evident the lines of His truth.