Examining Biblical Scripture

Jesus: Light of the World

Jesus declared, “I am the light of the world.” (John 8:12)

Taken literally, I am drawn to the opening of Genesis, “Let there be light.” (Genesis 1:3)

I realize, Jesus is declaring it was He who called for Light to come into being.

In John 1:1-5 is written, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

When we are pressed to identify why we believe Jesus is divine, and not only a good or wise man who taught good principle, we can use these scriptures to say, ‘Jesus believed he was divine. So, was he a madman or a wise man?’

Those who have not yet been drawn will have some information to digest in their process.

Ready: Scripture says, ‘always be ready to give an account’.

Set: Prepared to share your faith with scripture and experience to back you up.

Go: Each day brings opportunity for divine encounter. Will you ask for yours?