“During the Feast of Booths, large menorahs lit up the temple complex, commemorating the fire that guided the Israelites during the wilderness wanderings and anticipating the Messiah who would bring light to nations. This lasted seven days.”
Our verse of the day comes from John 8:12.
“Again Jesus spoke to them saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
What is Jesus saying?
The statement introduces the second of the great “I am’s,” “I am the light of the world.” Jesus was professing to be the genuine light by which truth and falsehood could be distinguished and by which direction could be established, not just the source of spiritual knowledge.
Who is Jesus speaking to?
Jesus is talking to the Pharisees.
What’s the takeaway?
If one believes in Jesus Christ and then follows him, he or she will not walk in the darkness.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received; that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,”