Psalm 36:9b (KJV) 9… in thy light shall we see light.
What does this scripture mean that in His light shall we see light? Let’s look closely and glean some truth from this verse.
Light is a powerful force in the earth. It scatters the darkness and exposes what has heretofore been hidden. It’s the same with God’s light. When you walk in the light of His Word, you “see” things that you didn’t see before. We call it revelation of the Word.
God is light and in Him is no darkness (I John 1:5b). This means that if you walk in the light of God’s Word, you’ll really walk in the light and His light will expose and reveal to you the things that you otherwise would not see.
Light exposes the hidden things of darkness. That’s one of the reasons that criminals like to do their dirty work under the cover of darkness. But moving right along, let’s look at the positive side of light’s exposure.
We know that God’s Word is replete with revelation upon revelation and that we, as human beings on planet earth, will never fully know all there is to His Word. It will take all eternity for God to reveal it to us. But we can know in part and to a greater or lesser degree, we, as individuals, can glean revelation from the Word as we walk in the light of the revelation that we do have.
Light begets light. As God’s Word is revealed to you, if you’ll walk in it, then He will reveal more to you. There are layers upon layers of truth in every verse and it takes diligence and commitment to peel back the layers.
Remember when you first began to study the Word and how exciting it was to understand something for the first time? Then, as you continued to study, all of a sudden, you received more revelation regarding the same verse? This will continue to happen because there is so much wisdom and revelation in His Word that we can only grasp bits at a time.
I remember an incident when I gave someone a mini book of the Gospel of John. He returned it a short time later saying that he had read it! He completely missed the whole point. He was to keep it and read it over and over to glean God’s truths from it. And that’s what I think happens to many people. They read the Bible in part and feel that once they do that, they’ve accomplished a monumental feat and can move on to something else. They have no clue of the richness of God’s Word and that therein lies the answers to all of life’s questions.
We all need more light of God’s Word and should sincerely desire it. This goes along with loving His Word. Then, as we put forth the effort, and it will take effort, we will get more light and revelation that will change us forever!
1 John 1:5b (KJV) 5 … God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
John 8:12 (KJV) 12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Luke 12:2 (KJV) 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Hebrews 4:13 (KJV) 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.