Positioned in the Right Shadow

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In the Shadow of Jezebel uses imagery of shadows to create a foreboding feeling throughout the book. Even the title warns you of the significant darkness we find in the icon of treacherous womanhood.

But are shadows always bad? Absolutely not! Here are a few ways shadows are used in Scripture:

  • As measurement of time (Neh. 13:9)
  • As a description of temporary status, fleeting in nature (Job 14:2)
  • As darkness associated with evil (Job 34:22)
  • As a place of security, under Yahweh’s wing (Psa. 63:7)

In the book, In the Shadow of Jezebel, our hero—Jehoiada—explains the phenomena of choosing which shadow we live in. The shadow of evil or the shadow of El Shaddai. I’ve paraphrased it below:

We live daily with the consequences of evil all around us, but we need not live in evil’s shadow unless we let it come between us and our God. If we never let evil separate us from the LORD, evil’s shadow will never block His Light.

For believers today, victory is positional. We establish our relationship and set our feet on the Rock. Light is found in the Shadow of the Almighty God.

There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.”       Revelation 22:5

What are some practical ways we can “never let evil separate us from the LORD”?