- Here, he defines “day” as a time of “light” (making visible) and of soberness (remembering) and of awakeness. He defines “night” as a time of “darkness” (no visibility) and of “sleeping” (unaware) and of being “drunk” (forgetting). So day is a time where things are visible and night is a time when people are not aware or forgetting (see definitions for Light, Dark, and Wine).
1 Thessalonians 5:4-8 (KJV) But ye, brethren, are not in darkness [no visibility], that that day should overtake you as a thief [without you knowing]. 5 Ye are all the children of light [seeing], and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness [not seeing]. 6 Therefore let us not sleep [unaware], as do others; but let us watch [be awake] and be sober [remembering]. 7 For they that sleep [unaware] sleep in the night; and they that be drunken [forget] are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
Romans 13:11 (KJV) And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep [become aware]: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness [of not knowing], and let us put on the armour of light [knowledge].
- And then there is the general association that “morning/day” has to “light” and that “night” has to “darkness,” all throughout the Bible. So if you know what light and darkness mean, then it easily defines morning and night for you.
Genesis 1:5 (KJV) And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
- The time of Jesus’ return, in which he will give all believers full revelation and knowledge of Himself, is referred to as “the day” or “morning” and Himself as “the Morning Star.”
1 John 3:2 (KJV) …when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is [full revelation].
1 Corinthians 13:12 (NKJV) For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then [at Jesus’ coming] face to face [plainly]. Now I know in part, but then [at Jesus’ coming] I shall know just as I also am known.
2 Peter 1:19 (NKJV) And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts…
Revelation 22:16 (KJV) I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.