Reflecting on God’s Word …

The Light of the World …

John 8:12-18 NLT

[12] Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

[13] The Pharisees replied, “You are making those claims about yourself! Such testimony is not valid.”

[14] Jesus told them, “These claims are valid even though I make them about myself. For I know where I came from and where I am going, but you don’t know this about me.

[15] You judge me by human standards, but I do not judge anyone.

[16] And if I did, my judgment would be correct in every respect because I am not alone. The Father who sent me is with me.

[17] Your own law says that if two people agree about something, their witness is accepted as fact.

[18] I am one witness, and my Father who sent me is the other.”


Jesus said, I am the light of the world.

Jesus goes on to give reason for his declaration saying that His authority along with that of His Father is enough.

These days it seems we can’t go very far or do anything related to travel, government, or security without giving proof of identification. Jesus’ proof of identity was in His teaching and miracles. Human approval was not necessary. So, how can we know that He is the Light of the world?

We can know by following Him. Then we will know by experience!