The light of the world

Light of the world“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’”         John 8:12 (ESV)

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Today’s verse contains one of the seven “I am” statements made by Jesus that are found in the Gospel of John. The first statement Jesus makes is “I am the light of the world.”

Light reveals…it allows us to see.

Jesus as the light of the world illuminates how we should live in this world.

But the fact is…all of us see this world through a distorted lens. We have been lied to and we have accepted those lies. We began to believe things before we placed our faith in Christ. Therefore, our view of this world is imperfect.

We have a personal bias that arises from opinions and presuppositions that are built upon those lies. They are what distorts our lens to the world.

Jesus is the light of the world…and He has given us His truth in the Scripture.

As we spend time in the Scripture, we must allow it to perform its corrective action on our lens. We must be willing to admit we are wrong…willing to change. If we aren’t willing to change…our lens remains distorted and we will fail to see the world in the true light of Jesus.

What lies are you believing today?

Prayer: Lord, help me to see the lies I currently believe and replace them with Your light and truth!

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