“And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”
– Gen_1:4

Light might well be good since it sprang from that fiat of goodness, “Let there be light.” We who enjoy it should be more grateful for it than we are, and see more of God in it and by it. Light physical is said by Solomon to be sweet, but gospel light is infinitely more precious, for it reveals eternal things, and ministers to our immortal natures. When the Holy Spirit gives us spiritual light, and opens our eyes to behold the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, we behold sin in its true colours, and ourselves in our real position; we see the Most Holy God as he reveals himself, the plan of mercy as he propounds it, and the world to come as the Word describes it. Spiritual light has many beams and prismatic colours, but whether they be knowledge, joy, holiness, or life, all are divinely good. If the light received be thus good, what must the essential light be, and how glorious must be the place where he reveals himself. O Lord, since light is so good, give us more of it, and more of thyself, the true light.
No sooner is there a good thing in the world, than a division is necessary. Light and darkness have no communion; God has divided them, let us not confound them. Sons of light must not have fellowship with deeds, doctrines, or deceits of darkness. The children of the day must be sober, honest, and bold in their Lord’s work, leaving the works of darkness to those who shall dwell in it for ever. Our Churches should by discipline divide the light from the darkness, and we should by our distinct separation from the world do the same. In judgment, in action, in hearing, in teaching, in association, we must discern between the precious and the vile, and maintain the great distinction which the Lord made upon the world’s first day. O Lord Jesus, be thou our light throughout the whole of this day, for thy light is the light of men.  C.H. Spurgeon

I am the Lord thy God.”

It is a wonderful thing to say “I have given myself to God.” It is even more wonderful to say that God has given Himself to me! He is my God! He says “I am the Lord thy God.” Let’s read from a great Puritan as he describes this wonderful Gift.

Bro Hal

Herein is the propriety, and indeed here is the mercy, that God speaks thus to every faithful soul, “I am thy God.” By this appropriation God gives us a right in him, yea, a possession of him. 1. A right in him: as the woman may say of him to whom she is married, this man is my husband, so may every faithful soul say of the Lord, he is my God. 2. A possession of him: God doth not only show himself unto us, but he doth communicate himself unto us in his holiness, mercy, truth, grace, and goodness; hence it is said, “We have fellowship with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” Herein God gives himself to be wholly ours, consider God essentially or personally. Consider Jehovah Elohim, all is ours. God, in his essence and glorious attributes, communicates himself to us for good; and God, personally considered, as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, they all enter into covenant with us.

[1.] The Father enters into covenant with us. He promiseth to be a Father to us: hence saith the Lord, “Israel is my Son, my first-born.”

[2.] The Son is in covenant with us, and speaks to us in this language; “Thou art mine; I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, and therefore thou art mine.” This is Christ’s covenant with us; he brings us back to his Father, from whose presence we were banished, and sets us before his face for ever. He promiseth to restore us to the adoption of sons; and not only to the title, but to the inheritance of sons, that we might be where he is.

[3.] The Holy Ghost makes a covenant with us. “By one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified; whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness.” “This is the covenant that I will make with them; I will put my law into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.” I know the Father is implied in this, yet here is the proper work of the Holy Ghost. What the Father hath purposed, and the Son hath purchased for us, that the Holy Ghost effects in us. He applies the blood of Christ for the remission of sins; he writes the law in our hearts; he comforts us in our sadness; he supports us in our faintings and guides us in our wanderings. Now in that he effects these things for us, and in our behalf, he is said to make a covenant with us. Thus Elohim, God personally considered, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, are in covenant with us. Isaac Ambrose 1653 AD.