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Anglican Daily Fountain 7th March 2024 (Devotional Today)

Welcome to Today’s Daily Fountain Devotional of the Anglican Church of Nigeria. Daily Fountain is a daily reading devotional for all Anglicans and Non-Anglicans to read, study, share and discuss the Word of God on a daily basis.

TOPIC: JESUS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

TEXT: John 8: 12-30(KJV)
8:12. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
8:13. The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
8:14. Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
8:15. Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

8:16. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
8:17. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
8:18. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
8:19. Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
8:20. These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

8:21. Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
8:22. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
8:23. And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
8:24. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
8:25. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.

8:26. I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
8:27. They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
8:28. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
8:29. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
8:30. As he spake these words, many believed on him.

Anglican Daily Fountain 7th March 2024 STUDY:

Our text today speaks of Jesus as the light of the world. In several places in the scripture, we see Jesus calling Himself different names. For example in John 15: 1, He called Himself the True Vine. In John 10: 11, He said he is a Good Shepherd. He is also the Door (John 10: 9) while in John 14: 6, He describes himself as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus’ description of himself as the Light of the world implies that He is the source of illumination to the darkness that prevails in the world.

Truly, the present-day world has been covered by gross darkness but God wants us to be the light in that darkness. As all terrestrial bodies receive their light through the illumination from the sun, in the same way, no believer can walk in the light without receiving their light from Jesus who himself is the light. That is why Jesus said, “For without me, ye can do nothing (John 15: 58). Any Christian who wants to shine must abide in Christ, else, such a believer would walk in darkness.

Believers are the light of the world and should live out Christian virtues for the world to see. It is our truthfulness that will expose errors and evils in the world. Jesus expects us to follow his footsteps by exhibiting good works to showcase the glory of God to the world (Matt. 5: 14-16). True followers of Jesus are not only the Light but must also walk in the Light. Let us arise to shine the light of Jesus and make Him known to the world.

PRAYER: O Lord, grant me the grace to be a light to my generation, Amen.

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