Monday, October 26, 2009: John 1:4–5
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.
Does darkness have understanding? It is mankind that is in darkness, being away from God, separated by sin.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009: John 1:8–9
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
Background: this passage is about John the Baptist, the ‘announcer’ of Christ’s arrival.
What does this verse claim? This verse states that only in Jesus Christ can any man have the light of God: else the man is in darkness.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009: John 3:19–20
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
What is the condemnation in these verses? It is not just that men are in darkness but that they love it and do not want their sin exposed.
Thursday, October 29, 2009: John 8:12
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
What is the implication of following Christ? Those who do, walk in God’s light instead of man’s darkness.
Friday, October 30, 2009: Acts 26:18
to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’
Background: this is Paul before King Agrippa, telling about his conversion on the road to Damascus.
What does it mean to be turned from darkness into light? It means that Satan’s grip on you is lost and you are under God’s power.