Be light to the world

One of the first creations of God was light; “God said: let it be light, and there was light. (Gen 1:3 HCSB.) It seems that there was something exceptional about that particular word in the personality of God. As a matter of fact, the word light appears in the first chapter of Genesis 13 times; according to the Holman Christian Standard Bible. This concept could be associated with the actions that a human uses as soon entering a room; to see clearly and without a doubt. Illumination is necessary in order to see the actual purpose of an object. One may say that light can bring knowledge and information, on the contrary, one may say that the opposite of light is darkness; which in a sense could be ignorance. God is not fascinated nor mesmerized by light, the main reason could be that He Himself is light: “Now this message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him, (1 John 1:5 HCSB.) God created man in His own image (Gen 1:27 HCSB), and if light brings understanding and dispersed ignorance; in that case that should be ones mission or purpose.

The Bible from Genesis to Revelations can be acknowledged as a missionary book, from the beginning God revealed His plan and global purpose, He spoke to Adam: “Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth,” (Gn.1: 28 HCSB.) This indicates a global map for the Adamic race; the same command repeats when mankind fails to comply, and a fresh beginning, starts with Noah (Gn.9: 1 HCSB.) God’s thought was multiplication and expansion. Regardless of mankind’s flouts, this arrangement was not God’s plan B; this was engraved in The Creator’s original plan. From the foundations of the earth, God in His grace chose humanity to be the light and the salt of the world. Arthur F. Glasser, the writer of (Announcing the Kingdom) endorses George Angus Fulton Knights and his book (A theology of the Old Testament.) Knights states that the core of 2 Corinthians 5:19 implies that God wanted to reconciled the world to Himself in the Old Testament through Israel. However, the people of Israel failed to accept the call to be light in the world. Therefore, God send his only son to draw the world to Himself.