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The Treasures of Darkness, Part 2

May 31, 2020

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We continue with an examination of the treasures of darkness.

Secrecy

Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You” (Ps. 139: 12).

Nothing can be hidden from the Lord.  No secret plot, no hidden motive by others can harm us, if God does not allow it.

Whatever may befall us, God will use for good (Rom. 8: 28).  He has numbered the very hairs on our head (Luke 12: 7).  We are safely in His care.

Security is, therefore, the fourth treasure of darkness.

Evil and Sin

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness…” (Isa. 5: 20).

We may at times be discouraged.  It may appear that the world is growing ever more dark, ever more evil.  But Christ has overcome the power of darkness.  And we are promised justice – if not in this world, then the next.

Justice is, therefore, the fifth great treasure of darkness.

Death, Destruction, and Judgment  

Near is the great day of the Lord… A day of wrath is that day, A day of trouble and distress, A day of destruction and desolation, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of trumpet and battle cry Against the fortified cities…” (Zeph. 1: 14-16).

We have been saved through the death and resurrection of Christ, rescued from banishment to outer darkness for our sins.

Salvation is, therefore, the sixth and greatest treasure of darkness.

Originally posted 10/9/16

Please, pray for our nation at this difficult time, as Nehemiah prayed for Israel: 

I pray, Lord God of heaven, O great and awesome God…Both my father’s house and I have sinned.  We have acted very corruptly against You, and have not kept the commandmentsRemember…the word that You commanded Your servant Moses, saying… ‘[I]f you return to Me, and keep My commandments…I will gather them… and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name’ “ (Neh. 1: 5-9).

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11 Comments
  1. Lovely post Anna…I’ve learned much from reading your blog…I think that these days people have drifted so far from the truth, the Truth as in the knowledge that there is a God and that we are His creation, that it will be very hard to turn them around. Thank you 🙏🏻

  2. Reblogged this on idahodimple.

  3. Thanks for these uplifting, encouraging posts, Anna. I needed some light…

  4. Anna this is excellent. I couldn’t help but think of our president as I was reading, especially about secrecy. I hope this does not offend you and I realize this applies to all of us.

  5. Funny, one of the podcasts I listen to had as the subject this week the final justice that is coming that will finally judge evil. Yes, that which is hidden will become light, and justice will be served and righteousness reign! What a wonderful day that will be!! Thank you for posting that beautiful and timely prayer also. God Bless!

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