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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS


John 8:12

12. When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

The next four of my dailies will be names that Jesus gave Himself for the understanding of His humanity and His divinity.

1:4-5 “The darkness has not overcome it” means the darkness of evil never has and never will overcome or extinguish God’s light. Jesus Christ is the Creator of life, and his life brings light to humankind. In his light, we see ourselves as we are (sinners in need of a Savior). When we follow Jesus, the true Light, we can avoid walking blindly and falling into sin. He lights the path ahead of us so we can see how to live. He removes the darkness of sin from our lives. In what ways have you allowed the light of Christ to shine into your life? Let Christ guide your life, and you’ll never need to stumble in darkness. 8:12 Jesus was speaking in the treasury—the part of the temple where the offerings were put (8:20) and where candles burned to symbolize the pillar of fire that led the people of Israel through the wilderness (Exodus 13:21-22). In this context, Jesus called himself the light of the world. The pillar of fire represented God’s presence, protection, and guidance. Likewise, Jesus brings God’s presence, protection, and guidance. Is he the light of your world? Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible NIV

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and let Jesus be the light that guides you and the light others see in you. by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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