From Pastor’s Desk: 8-13-17
2 Samuel 22:29 You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.
If the LORD can create something from nothing, take a world that was without form and void with darkness covering the face of the waters (Gen. 1:1-2) and bring forth light, what is to stop Him from turning darkness into light in the human heart?
Allow a brief word study:
“Without form” is from תֹּהוּ tôhû (to’-hoo) From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain: – confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.
“Form” is originates from בֹּהוּ bôhû (bo’-hoo) From an unused root (meaning to be empty); a vacuity, that is, (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin: – emptiness, void.
“Darkness” is derived from חֹשֶׁךְ chôshek (kho-shek’) From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness: – dark (-ness), night, obscurity.
“Moved” comes from רָחַף râchaph (raw-khaf’) A primitive root; to brood; by implication to be relaxed: – flutter, move, shake.
Adam Clarke says of this word: Moved] tpxrm merachepheth, was brooding over; for the word expresses that tremulous motion made by the hen while either hatching her eggs or fostering her young. It here probably signifies the communicating a vital or prolific principle to the waters. As the idea of incubation, or hatching an egg, is implied in the original word, hence probably the notion, which prevailed among the ancients, that the world was generated from an egg.
Does this sound like the human heart, blackened by sin until the light of the glorious gospel dispelled the darkness within? Were we not without form and void, with darkness the very depth of our soul?
Then the Holy Spirit came and “moved” in our soul, taking us out of sin and sin out of us, dispelling all the darkness and creating light within!
The responsibility is ours to now walk in that light!