Did you know there is a darkness that is darker than darkness? Perhaps it makes more sense to say there is a darkness that goes beyond our human comprehension. It is possible to find an inner room with no light and experience total darkness. But it is also possible to stand in full light, and encounter darkness greater than our eyes can perceive.
In Matthew 6:22-23 Jesus said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” Our eye’s ability to process light creates our awareness of the reality around us, therefore, any form of blindness literally leaves us in the dark. But a dark heart leaves us without an understanding of the truth, and keeps us from discerning God’s will for our lives.
This is the darkness that is darker than darkness: a heart so far from God it is unable to sense His presence, and unwilling to listen to His Word. It is important that we know the seriousness of this condition, but also that we are aware we don’t stumble into it by chance. We have an adversary who takes delight in our spiritual blindness. He also has a most unfortunate plan for our lives.