"For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?" - 2 Corinthians 6:14b
This verse jumped out to me as I was scanning the Bible searching for an unrelated text. It got me thinking about my own life. Where do these opposing factors, light and dark, try to find common ground in my life?
The more I thought about it, they shouldn't. They can't!
It's like the saying, "trying to fit a square peg in a round hole!" The truth is, for a lot of us, we tip toe the line of light and darkness or at least we try, while unknowingly choosing the latter.
So what is dark in your life right now? Is it a bad relationship? Are you spending more time on things that will fade away rather than things of eternal value?
Life is full of decisions. However, we should remember the text that says, he who knows what's right and does not do it, to him it's counted as sin (James 4:17 Paraphrased). The dark areas in our lives won't always be addictions like pornography, drugs, gambling or things of that nature.
The dark area could simply be the inability to take the time out to have consistent alone time with God. As we mature in life we should be prepared to mature as believers in Jesus Christ as well--fully embracing the "light" of our salvation.
Here are a few texts from 1 Peter that sum this subject up well.
“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:2, 3, 9 ESV)