Thought for the Morning
John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying,“”I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life””
Many times, the scripture refers to “light” in reference to the Lord Jesus. Jesus said “I am the light of the world”. In the Gospel of John, the Lord Jesus is referred to as the light 16 times. The Lord said “John 12:46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.”
Darkness is contrasted with light. Paul writes: “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Eph. 5:8) Without light there is only darkness. Walking in darkness is wandering around lost, without knowing where you are, it is reaching out and contacting nothing. Walking in darkness is having no true direction in your life.
In the scripture walking in “darkness” refers to the darkness of sin controlling you. Darkness represents all the evil things associated with sin. We all come into this world walking in darkness. We are born sinners and without Christ in our life, we are in darkness!
Before the time of creation only darkness prevailed. Then God said, “Let there be light”: and there was light. (Gen 1.3) Then it says in Gen 1.4 “ And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.” Nowhere in scripture does it say darkness was good!
Christ is the light of life. Also, in Matthew is says: “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14) The light that we have in Christ is not to be hidden, but it is to be radiating outward to all who are around us. We are to be lights shining in a dark world.
John 12:46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. The light of Christ is to empower us each day. Just a thought for the morning.