QT 15/04/2024 Monday John 8. Follow The Light 跟从真光

QT 15/04/2024 Monday John 8. Follow The Light 跟从真光

QT 15/04/2024 Monday READ John 8. Follow The Light

Jesus' revelation of His identity continued with a tense interaction with the Pharisees in the temple.

The declaration that "I am the light of the world..." (John 8:12) pointed to Jesus' role of fulfilling the promises of the various Old Testament passages (e.g. Psa 27:1, Isa 49:6).

APPLICATION (1): Follow Jesus so that we would not walk in the dark.

Those present were not able to accept Jesus' claims by challenging the procedure on witnesses (John 8:13-20), His identity (John 8:21-30) and putting forward their own claim to lineage (John 8:31-47).

They could not understand Jesus' mission (John 8:22) nor preaching (John 8:27,33) because of the root of all their religious activities and life: "You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires" (John 8:44). "When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44).

REFLECTION: Are we in the habit of spinning half-truths and lies to mislead and destroy others?

On the other hand, Jesus was the "I am" (John 8:58), a reference to the "I am who I am" of Exo 3:14, the God who revealed Himself to Moses. This was a claim to deity for which the Jews (who understood the significance of His claim) sought to stone Him for (John 8:59).

APPLICATION (2): Believe firmly that Jesus is God. This is the very foundation of our faith.

星期一 2024年4月15日 今日读经:约翰福音8章




那些在场的都无法接受耶稣的宣告,他们对祂的见证的真实性(约8:13-20)、祂的身份(约 8:21-30)提出挑战,并指出他们自己的家族的血统(约8:31-47)。