Jesus famously said to His disciples: You are the light of the world (Matt.5:14). That is true of all of us whom God has graciously delivered from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love (Col.1:13). Psalm 36 gives us characteristics of one under the dominion of darkness: There is no fear of God before his eyes. 2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes, When he finds out his iniquity and when he hates. 3 The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good. 4 He devises wickedness on his bed; He sets himself in a way that is not good; He does not abhor evil.
The dominion of darkness is quite evidently pervasive in our present culture. Evil is admired, not abhorred, while righteousness is disdained, not admired. Only THE gospel of Christ reveals the righteousness of God and has the power to deliver from the power of darkness unto abhorring evil and rather admiring and pursuing righteousness.
On Sunday, February 4, 2024, Rev. David Dawn preached the Word at Peace Reformed Church (Garner, IA) and led the ordination and installation service of his son, Matthew