5 They don't know, neither will they understand, and they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are out of course. [To walk in darkness is to walk in sin according to your carnal mind and evil imagination. From the Word of the Lord within: "All sin is darkness. He who seeks not to hear my voice gropes in the dark." Darkness or sin deflects the creation's fulfillment.]
9 Therefore justice is far from us, nor does righteousness overtake us; we wait for light, but see only darkness; we wait for a bright light, but we walk about in darkness.
10 We grope for the wall like the blind, we grope as if we had no eyes; we stumble at noon day as if it were night; among the strong, we are like dead men.1 [The heart of every man is evil until it is purified when the light arises in his heart so that he sees by the light of God, seeing what God would have him do and say for all his words to speak and actions to do. Until the light arises, a man walks as a blind man, or a man in the dark; he bounces off walls, trying this, and trying that; ever failing, ever hitting walls, ever stumbling, falling into ditches. Without God, we are unable to make right decisions; the best we can do is to choose the least evil alternative, which is still evil. From the Word of the Lord within: "All sin is darkness. He who seeks not to hear my voice gropes in the dark. Walking in the light is to be guided through life by God; walking in darkness is making your own decisions as to what to do and say. Unless the Lord guides you, you have no chance."]
|John 11:10 |
10 But if a man walks in the night, he stumbles because there is no light in him."1 [To walk in the night is to walk in darkness, still sinning, still stumbling; but if a man were full of the light of God, he would see by the light what to do and say, walking in the light of God with obedient faith. From the Word of the Lord within: "Walking in the light is to be guided through life by God; walking in darkness is making your own decisions as to what to do and say. All sin is darkness. The whole world lies in wickedness; the wickedness knows no shame. Darkness mocks the earth; darkness covers the earth. Light comes from faith in the voice."]