Worship Color: BLACK

Symbolism Of Colors Founded in Worship or Worship Service

Today’s Color is Black

Precious Stones or Gems: Black Onyx, Brecciated Jasper, Black Pearl, Black Star Sapphire, Onyx (Chalcedony), Black Tourmaline

The color black is used on Banners, Flags, Streamer, Tabrets, Tassels, and Praise Shield, or Hoop. In a lot of sanctuaries, you can find the color black as an secondary color in their color schemes. Below is an overview of the worship color, black:

Definition for the Color Black:

The quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness.

You can found the color gnophos (black) in the Strong’s Greek Concordance number 1105 with the definition of blackness; akin to rephos; gloom (as of a storm).

Bible Scripture References:

Matthew 5:36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Hebrews 12:18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

Revelation 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

Lamentations 4:8  Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.

The following meaning for the color black: 

Curses—evil or misfortune coming as if in response to harm to come upon one

Darkness—the state of being in the dark; no light

Death—the ending of all vital functions or processes in an organism or cell

Evil—morally bad or wrong; “evil purposes”; “an evil influence”; “evil deeds”

Famine—food shortage

Fear of God—the beginning of wisdom

Humility—a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness.

Judgment—an opinion formed by judging something; the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.

Mourning—state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

Mystery of God—hidden wisdom and secrets

Sin—transgression, wrongdoing

Solemnity—a formal or solemn ceremony held to observe an occasion or event


The next time you see the color black in any worship or worship service, you will understand  the importance and the use for the color black as an impression of God’s will and purposes for His people.

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Until next time, continue to be blessed and Praise the Lord!


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