But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light (Ephesians 5:13-14).
When people refuse Christ, their deeds will always prove evil — evil motives (v.20)
People do not come to Christ by choice.
Verse 19 — “This is how the judgment works.” The sentence is pronounced because of this.
Verse 19 gives the cause of humanity’s unbelief — People are in the dark and they love it. They prefer ignorance because they are evil.
hateth the light (v.20) — People don’t want to be known for what they really are. Nor do they want to part from the evil they love.
lest his deeds (v.20) — People refuse to read the Bible because they know it would condemn them.
cometh (verse 21) = “comes again and again”
doeth truth (v.21) — come to Christ, the light
When people trust Christ, their deeds are the fruit of the Spirit.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth (Ephesians 5:8-9).