Shining Light In The Darkness – 31 Scripture Verses

October 31, 2014 by


Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. ~Psalm 119:105 

But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.~John. 3:21

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. ~John 1:5

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” ~John 8:12

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. ~John 9:5

While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light. ~John 12:36

Then I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness. ~Ecclesiastes 2:13

Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” ~Ephesians 5:14

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. ~Ephesians 5:8

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; ~1 Peter 2:9

This message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. ~1 John 1:5-7

The LORD is my light and my salvation: Whom shall I fear? ~Psalm 27:1

For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. ~Psalm 36:9

For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. ~Psalm 18:28

No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light. The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light. ~Luke 11:33-36

Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. The entrance of Your words gives light; ~Psalm 119:129-130

The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. ~Revelation 21:23-25

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. ~Romans 13:12

giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love ~Colossians 1:12-13

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ~2 Corinthians: 4:6

You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. ~1 Thessalonians 5:5

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined. ~Isaiah 9:2

I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, that You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth. ~Isaiah 49:6

ARISE, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. ~Isaiah 60:1

Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended. ~Isaiah 60:20

I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. ~Isaiah 42:16

Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. ~Isaiah 58:8

to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me ~Acts 26:18

Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. ~Daniel 12:3

The LORD will be a light to me ~Micah 7:8

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. ~Matthew 5:16

All Scripture verses are from the New King James Version.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for being our light in the darkness. Thank You for your Son who is the Light of the World and for your Word that lights our paths. Help us to let our lights so shine before men that You alone would be glorified. In the precious name of Jesus, we pray. Amen. 

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17 Responses to Shining Light In The Darkness – 31 Scripture Verses

  1. The Better Baker

    Oh how I love these scriptures! And oh how I needed to be reminded of this as I long to be light in the lives of my family at a funeral this weekend. Thanks for following God’s lead to share. He did it just for me. =)

  2. Rick

    What a great scriptural journey! God is light, God is love. This is more than just imagery to describe our incomprehensible God. It is his essence. I love the Revelation passage where the city had no need of the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The lamb is it’s light. We always think of light as coming from a source. God is the source! May we walk together in His light this day.

    • Heather

      That Revelation Scripture is one of my favorites for the same reason. I could spend all day attempting to contemplate the fullness of it. He IS. Such a short sentence, but packed fuller than any other. Blessings to you, Daddy!

    • Heather

      Thanks, Bonnie! You can search for My Overflowing Cup on FB and “like” my page. You can also copy and paste the link to this post and post it on your page. Let me know if you need any more help. Blessings to you.

  3. Susannah

    Isn’t it amazing how many times light vs darkness are used in the Bible? Seems like it’s an important theme that God wants to remind us of. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with the Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop!

    • Heather

      I think that light and dark are such beautiful and appropriate pictures for us. When we are in the darkness, we are unable to do anything, but when the light shines, well then we are able to do so much! Thanks for reading and for hosting the hop, Susannah.

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