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Night

In addition to this natural use, the term night is used widely in Scripture for that which is spiritually dark and contrary to the light of God’s love and righteousness. 1. It is used as a symbol of the darkness of men’s minds, the ignorance and confusion of men’s hearts when God is shut out (Mic 3:6; John 11:10). Judas, turning from Jesus’ love to betray Him, went out “and it was night” (John 13:30). 2. Christians are reminded that they have come out of this darkness and are now sons of the light and the day and no longer belong to the night (1 Thess 5:4-8). 3. This present evil age in which sin and Satan reign is the nighttime of the world which will be shattered by the return of Christ (1 Thess 5:2; 2 Pet 3:10). This is the Christian’s hope and comfort (Rom 13:12) and the most eloquent description of the glorious age to come is that “there shall be no night there” (Rev 21:25; 22:5). 4. The visitation of God’s judgment also is described as night, when the light of His presence