Read: Luke 11:33-36
Fear of the dark rates along with fear of snakes, heights and loud noises among childhood fears. Even adults are not immune to them either. In life and death situations, you will need all the light you can get. However, the Pharisees were in the dark about Jesus.
G. Campbell Morgan comments on the causes of their spiritual blindness. He said, “Is it possible for a lighted lamp to be darkness? Yes, it is. That lighted lamp is darkness when it is put out of sight, in the cellar or under a bushel. That lighted lamp is light when it is placed on a stand, so that people may see the light. Light then is only of value when it is kept shining, and the steps are guided by it. Light hidden is darkness. Truth disobeyed is valueless. Knowledge unyielded to is ignorance. How often the light within us is darkness! The will of the Lord, clearly revealed to us, is apprehended intellectually, but not carried out in practice; then the light is darkness. The Word of the Lord, studied and interpreted by the Spirit, is retained in the intellect, but not permitted to be the guiding principle of the will. Then too the light is darkness.”
The Pharisees responded to Jesus by closing their eyes to the truth. They preferred the comfort of the darkness to the brightness of God’s light. The existing state of affairs is best maintained in the dark. But if you are willing to know God’s will, and do it, there is no need to be in the dark (John 7:17). The Word of God is the source that throws light on every subject. Let it always be a lamp for your feet and a light to your path (Ps. 119:105). Do not ignore the light of God’s Word.