When it is pitch black, visual is crippled.
It is super easy to do the right thing when eyes are watching. With the right audience, perfection in our disposition is aimed for and precision is respected. The light forces us to take responsibility for our actions. But what are you doing when no one can see you?
Is it smoking?
Is it gambling?
Are you stealing?
Are you fornicating?
What you indulge in under the mask of darkness might not be listed above, but the question still applies to you; what are you doing when no one can see you? The word “Darkness” here does not only represent the lack of light. It also represents the solitude of your room, the unknowing eyes of parents, teachers, and friends, or the negative lair of peer pressure. Darkness is basically whatever secret moment that allows you to do the things you know is wrong.
Covered by darkness, you easily yield to doing those things that the light deprives you of. Caution is thrown off the joyride heading to sinful pleasure and selfish satisfaction. Truth, morals, values, and good judgment are buried deep in the subconscious. They only emerge after the joyride is over—accompanied by guilt.
Though the darkness may cover you in your wrong doings, remember you cannot hide from God. Don’t be deceived into thinking the darkness shelters you from all eyes; the Bible confirms that is not the case. “For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, and He sees all his steps.” (Job 34:21) “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3)
So the next time you are tempted to do wrongs under the shadow of darkness, remember that the eyes of the Lord are watching you. We will all have to answer to God on the Day of Judgment, and nothing we’ve done will be hidden, instead all will come to light. That is why this very old cliché is still applicable today; “What’s done in the dark will come to light.”