Light of the World

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Speak Lord; I’m Listening – Daily Bite-Size Encouragement – Day 26

Jesus is the Light of the World

Jesus spoke again and again of Himself being the Light.

  • This is the message which we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. ~1 John 1:5 WEB
  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. ~John 1:1, 4 WEB
  • Jesus spoke to them [Pharisees], saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.” ~John 8:12 WEB
  • While I [Jesus] am in the world, I am the light of the world. ~John 9:5 WEB
  • While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become children of light. ~John 12:36a WEB
  • I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me may not remain in the darkness. ~John 12:46 WEB

Jesus’ Light Shines through Us

Jesus’ Light shines through us when we embrace Him in His fullness.

  • Your testimonies are wonderful, therefore my soul keeps them. The entrance of Your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. ~Psalm 119:129-130 WEB
  • You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do you light a lamp and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; nor does it shine to all who are in the house. Even so, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven. ~Matthew 5:14-16 WEB
  • For we don’t preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake, seeing it is God who said, ‘Light will shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ~2 Corinthians 4:5-6 WEB
  • If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin. ~1 John 1:7 WEB
  • Light is sown like seed for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart. ~Psalm 97:11 NASB

Light Reveals the Darkness

Just as a moth is drawn to light sources, so Believers are drawn to the true Light source, yet those who do evil are repelled by the light and even try to hide from it.

  • This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn’t come to the light, lest his works would be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God. ~John 3:19-21
  • Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. ~Isaiah 8:20 NIV
  • The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. ~Matthew 4:16 NIV
  • For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. Ephesians 5:8 NIV

Eternal Light

Heaven has no need for light because the True Light, Jesus, will illuminate it.

  • The city has no need for the sun or moon to shine, for the very glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb. ~Revelation 21:23 WEB
  • There will be no night, and they need no lamp light or sun light; for the Lord God will illuminate them. ~Revelation 22:5a WEB

Jesus is the Light of the world and He wants to shine in us and through us. What is your relationship with the Light of the world?

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References:

New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.

New International Version (NIV) Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

World English Bible (WEB) by Public Domain. The name “World English Bible” is trademarked.

10 Bible Verses about the Light of Jesus. Published July 13, 2019. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://xcm.xclaimed.org/xcm/bible-verses-about-the-light-of-jesus/?gclid=CjwKCAjwk6-LBhBZEiwAOUUDpwWtzc7qWa22qKKt3cID-N-eZbINEyHm5sXh95De0-EiBvtHmdM02hoCDUIQAvD_BwE

34 Bible Verses about Light of Christ. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://www.openbible.info/topics/light_of_christ

Bible Scriptures were retrieved October 11, 2021, from https://www.biblegateway.com #bgbg2 #BibleGateway

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  1. Wonderful reminders! Thanks so much for sharing your post at the Exploring World Religions Linkup 15 so that we can better understand each other through our religion, faith, or beliefs. Pinned and/or shared!

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