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What did Jesus say about Light

What did Jesus say about Light

Jesus spoke about light in various contexts, emphasizing its significance both spiritually and morally. Here are three relevant Bible verses where Jesus or biblical writers speak about light, alongside three main takeaways from these teachings:

  1. God is Light:
  • Bible Verse: “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5) .
  • Takeaway: This passage teaches that God’s character is pure and holy, devoid of any evil or darkness. Believers are called to walk in this light, embodying God’s truth and righteousness in their lives.
  1. The Light in You:
  • Bible Verse: “Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.” (Luke 11:34) .
  • Takeaway: Jesus uses the metaphor of the eye as a lamp to illustrate how our perspectives and attitudes can illuminate or darken our lives. A “healthy” eye, representing a pure and focused heart on God, fills one’s life with light—truth and goodness.
  1. Walk as Children of Light:
  • Bible Verse: “For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true).” (Ephesians 5:8-9) .
  • Takeaway: This teaching encourages believers to live lives that reflect their transformation from sin to salvation. As “children of light,” followers of Christ are to exhibit goodness, righteousness, and truth in their conduct.

Main Takeaways:

  1. Holiness and Purity: The nature of God as light sets a standard of holiness and purity for believers, who are called to reflect God’s character in their lives.
  2. Guidance and Wisdom: Light symbolizes guidance and wisdom. Walking in the light means making decisions and living in ways that align with God’s will and wisdom.
  3. Moral and Spiritual Transformation: The transformation from darkness to light is emblematic of the Christian conversion experience. Believers are to continuously grow in righteousness, embodying the values of the Kingdom of God in their daily lives.


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