Morning Devotional

LIGHT FOR LIFE—NOW AND FOREVER

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

[John 8:12]

No one would argue the importance of light; no one would doubt that we need light to live. But what do you do with it once you have it?

Jesus came from heaven, calling himself the light of the world. It was not a claim to be ignored by those dwelling in darkness.

How should individuals respond to the light of the world? Matthew Henry points the way.

WALK WITH MATTHEW HENRY

“If Christ is the light, then it is our duty to follow him, to submit ourselves to his guidance, and in everything take directions from him.

“It is not enough to gaze upon this light. We must follow it, believe in it, and walk in it; for it is a light to our feet, not our eyes only.

“It is the happiness of those who follow Christ that they shall not walk in darkness. They shall have the light of life—that knowledge and enjoyment of God which is spiritual life now, and everlasting life in the future.

“Follow Christ, and we shall undoubtedly be guided safely in both worlds. Follow Christ, and we shall follow him to heaven.

“One sun enlightens the whole world; so does one Christ, and there need be no more.

“What a dungeon the world would be without the sun, or the Son!” walk closer to god

Imagine what would happen if the sun actually vanished. Earth would be a cold, lifeless planet. But take away the light of the world, and the picture is even darker and colder.

To know God and enjoy him—that truly is “the light of life.”

Jesus came to bring light in the midst of darkness. Light for your daily decisions. Light for this life and the next.

Follow him, and you need never stumble in the dark again. And that’s a thought that should brighten anyone’s day!

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