On our walks, Teri and I notice how the shades are closed on most houses. It used to be that as soon as it was light outside, the blinds would go up letting in the sunshine. Sadly, that seems typical of the state of the nation. Darkness is preferred over light.
Even professing Christians seem to be embracing darkness. Might a measure be how much time is spent with the news compared to God’s Word (individual and family Bible time)? “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,…” (Psalm 1:1a).
“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret” (Ephesians 5:8-12). (Those things done in secret typically are the nightly news.)