Bible Bites

Bible Bites

The Absence of Light

“These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power...” (2 Thessalonians 1:9)

            The above verse defines why hell is so hellish.  It is not so much what hell has as what it does not.  Hell is devoid of the presence of God and the power of His glory.  Imagine a world with no blessings because the Giver of every good and perfect gift is not there (see James 1:17).  Imagine a world where the rain never fell to water the ground because He was not there to cause it so.  Imagine a world without beauty because the Creator of what is glorious is not there to cause it.  Imagine a world where evil goes unchecked and righteousness has no champion.

            Hell is like darkness – it only requires the absence of Light to be what it is.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites