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      What does ” I am the light of the world ” mean

      John 8:12

      “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life”

      In this verse we have three main aspects. The statement: “I am the Light of the world”, the instruction: “Whoever follow” and the result “will have the light of life“. These are the aspects that will be discussed in this article.

      The Statement

      Firstly the statement “I am the Light of the world”. First time we see light in the bible is in Genesis 1:3 “Let there be light”. God created light to overtake the darkness in the world. This was not the first time that God gave light to the world because he also sent his son Jesus Christ in John 20:21 ”As the Father has sent me“. In order for light to exist there needs to be darkness, for example people switch their lights on in their house when it is dark. There would be no point to shine a light when there is already a light. The darkness in the world represents sin that is in all people. The only way that we can get rid of this sin is too walk in the Light, which is in Jesus Christ. The unfortunate perception of people is that they have to fix themselves before they can ask Jesus too help them, which is entirely wrong, Jesus came too this world too help the sinners and save people, not in there perfection but in their imperfection, Luke 5:32 “I have not come to call the righteous but the sinners to repentance”

      The Instruction

      The second part of the verse is the instruction: “Whoever follows”. This is right after “I am the light of the world” and gives the instruction on what to do. In Matthew 4:18-22 Jesus calls Simon, Andrew, James and John too follow him in order for them to become his disciples, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men”. They first had to make the effort to follow Jesus in order to become a disciple. The same instruction is given to us. If we follow the Jesus then we will have the light and never be in darkness but we need to make the effort to follow him. We follow him by choosing him in our every day circumstances: we follow him by reading the bible and making an effort to implement the word of God in your life.

      The Result

      When we follow the instruction “Whoever follows” we then get the result; ”Will have the light of life” and will finish the statement of “I am the light of the world”. So many people are craving that light that Jesus Christ can give us but they look for it in wrong places such as: relationships, drugs, clubs and alcohol but that will never give light that so many people are in desperate need for. In John 16:33 it says in Jesus we will find peace but in the world or worldly things we will only find trouble. When we have this light of life then we have the opportunity to be the light to this world just like Jesus was the light to the world. In John 16:33 it say that “I have overcome the world” meaning that Jesus has overcome the world, the same way that light overcomes darkness. Jesus can overcome the darkness in anyone’s life but we need to make the effort and follow him.

      Let us follow Jesus and include in every decision we make so that we may have the “light of life” and finish the statement of “I am the light of the world”.

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