Day 10 / John Study / She Reads Truth
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Who will cast the first stone?
JOHN 8:9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.” 12 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.”
No one did. Especially not Jesus who knew no sin. Sin is our condition and is equal to darkness. Until we recognize our darkness, we will not see the LIGHT of our Good Shepherd. We will not receive the freedom to unlock the shackles we wear.
The Jews in this passage were bound to their sins. They did not believe. They chose to remain in the dark. It was comfortable, familiar.
Ephesians 5:8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
Truth is Christ, truth is light. We will not be free until we walk in truth…towards the light…and then walk in that light.
Walking is active…it is movement…believing and applying truth in ALL things…thoughts & actions…what goes in, what comes out.
Reach for the Saviors hand and let Him lead you there.
MATTHEW 11: 25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.g 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Doesn’t easy and light sound better than hard and heavy…sooooo heavy are the burdens we carry on our own:(
Jesus tell us again…”If you abide in my Word, you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth and and the truth will set you free.”
There’s that Word Abide…It is the Word that replays in my head and my heart daily.
To Abide is to remain, to wait, to rest in…it is the secret to
freedom and FRUIT!
This is why we intentionally & prayerfully spend time in God’s Word…
Way to go Sister for being intentional and obedient!
What chains are you still bound to? Ask the Lord and He will show you… & always provide a way out.
1 Corinthians 10:13
13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Jesus is the light of the world.
so let’s move towards the light!