The more I read my Bible, the more I understand how pastors are always saying that everything in the Word points to Jesus—both Old and New Testaments. I’ve written much about John 1 and Genesis 1 and the many, many links between the two. Today, we’re going to expand that thought even further.
Jesus said to the people, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
John 8:12 (NLT)
When God first said, “Let there be light!”, it wasn’t the sun that appeared in the sky. It was Jesus who went forth from heaven to join the Spirit that had been hovering over the surface of the deep. Jesus truly was, is, and will forever be the light of the world. And that Light leads to Life.
Your word is a lamp for my feet
and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105 (NLT)
Your word. Jesus is the Word. A light for my path. Jesus is the Light.
The path is circular; when we accept Jesus into our lives, he fills us—the Spirit fills us. Jesus is light and he is life and he is truth. The light—Jesus—within us illuminates our path and that path leads to life—Jesus.
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
John 14:6 (NLT)
Jesus is the path. He is the lamp that lights the path and he is the life that the path leads to.
There is so much more to this than what I can type in just a few paragraphs. Read it for yourself. One verse will lead to another which will lead to another. And they will all lead you to Jesus.
Daily Bible reading: 1 Chronicles 3-5, John 8:1-20