The Light of Men

In him was life; and the life was the light of men (John 1:4, KJV)

John 1 is a heavenly download of mysteries regarding Jesus, the Word of God. It says in Him, that is the Word, was life, and the life was the light of men. First, it tells us that life was in the Word of God, and then goes further to reveal to us that the life that was in the Word was the light of men. What does the light of men mean?

I want to you keep in mind two amazing implicit truths that are related to the word “men” here. First, notice it did not say the light of God. Secondly, it did not also say the light of believers, but of all men. He makes this very clear in verse 9:

“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” (John 1:9, KJV)

He is the light that lighteth every man. That means all human beings have are lighted with light when they come into the world. What is this light? The basic meaning is found in John 1:4 above. Life is light. The second is understanding or knowledge, but the fundamental meaning is the central point here. It simply means the Word is the creator of the life that every human being has, including the atheist. How amazing is this? Jesus, the Word of God, is the life that lights up or gives life to every human being as they are born. Remember, this is natural, human life. He is still the Author and Sustainer of Creation.  The Word of God sustains even the one who curses God. How merciful, powerful, lovely, and astonishingly is our Savior!


Who is the ultimate Source of all life, including the natural human life? Why do you think God uses the analogy of light to describe life? What are some similarities between life and light or darkness and death?


As a believer in Christ, you are in a higher place than what is described above. That same Word did not just give you the general human light when you were conceived as every ordinary human being, but gave you eternal life when you were born again! You have been lighted with a heavenly light. Shine!


Just worship the Lord for His splendor, beauty, grace, and wonder. 

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