The Color Blue

We see it when we look at the skies. The water takes on it's color and reflects it back at us. Blue is considered to be the color of sorrow, but when I see the ocean and the clear blue heavens all my sorrow is washed away. Lets talk about the color blue.

It's commonly believed that blue represents revelation, This is what I was taught. But if you know me you know that I can't just take something as a fact without doing the research myself. Here's what I learned about the color blue.

Several times in the bible blue is associated with God himself. One of the main things blue represents is walking in the ways of God. In Exodus 24:10 we see that the floor beneath God is paved from sky blue sapphire. To the untrained eye you wouldn't think much of that except maybe God has a gemstone floor. A floor speaks of what you walk in, or what you walk on, hence walking in the way of God. In numbers 15:38-39 it says, "Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them ; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:"

Blue may also represent the presence of God, The Holy spirit, or the deep things of God. Since we see that blue represents walking out the word of God, or may represent the word (Jesus) then it may be symbolic of the prophetic. The color blue is mentioned only in the book of revelation two times. This indicates that blue is also part of the revelatory spectrum. Any other time that blue is specifically mentioned is in the books of Moses which shows us the revelation of God's word and his nature and it opens up the door for mankind to be able to get right with God and have communion. In one instance in the new testament The woman with the issue of blood touched the hem of Jesus' garment which is blue in color. From this you may deduce that blue can represent healing.

On the other hand, the negative connotation of blue can be extrapolated from applying the opposite meaning of the color blue. Blue is depicted in common culture as sorrow, depression, sadness. In the scripture it is used to describe brokenness, punishment, false revelation, and sickness; Not walking in the things the ways of God, violating the word.