| The people walking in darkness |
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.
| The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. |
|The people who walk in darkness |
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.
|Isaiah 9:2 |
CommentaryThis passage has been associated with the Christmas season due to the usage of it in Handel's Messiah. The implications of this Scripture are immense. This passage says that 1) we all are walking in darkness and 2) we all need to see a great light. It's not very flattering to think that we walk in darkness, but a view of history would validate this claim pretty quickly. But now Christ is the light that gives light to every man. There is a light that has dawned upon us. We didn't figure it out nor could we figure it out. We need help. Another way to put it is Jesus is not a celestial Sugar Daddy trying to help us out; He's our Savior to set us free from our sins!
Today's commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, Grace NYC