John 8:12-20

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” The Pharisees challenged Him, “Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.” Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on My own behalf, My testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. But if I do judge, My decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent Me. In your own law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid. I am the One who testifies for Myself; My other witness is the Father, who sent Me.” Then they asked Him, “Where is your father?” “You do not know Me or My Father,” Jesus replied. “If you knew Me, you would know My Father also.” He spoke these words while teaching in the temple area near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized Him, because His time had not yet come.

– John 8:12-20


John continues with Jesus’ presentation of the seven “I am” statements. In chapter eight, Jesus declares, “I am the light of the world” and then proves it by bringing light to the eyes of a blind man (ch.9).

The Big Question

How did the Pharisees react when Jesus declared that He was the light of the world? Why do you think the Pharisees reacted the way they did? What did Jesus mean when He said, “I am the light of the world”? How is Jesus the “light of the world” to you?

Conclude your time in prayer and silence, reflecting on what God revealed to you today.