They assert that ‘following’ Him, whether in belief or in deed, is the sure deliverance from all darkness, either of error or of sin; and implants in every follower a light which is life. For he that followeth me — That adheres to, and continues to learn of me; that imitates my example, and governs himself by the dictates of my word and Spirit; shall not walk in darkness — In ignorance or error, sin or misery; but shall have the light of life — He that closely, humbly, steadily follows me, shall have the divine light continually shining upon him, diffusing over his soul knowledge, holiness, and joy, till he is guided by it to life everlasting. John 8:2-11 - "JESUS' WORK OF FORGIVENESS" Reading Sermon by Prof. H. Hanko. The issue of "I am the light of the world" here, is the "Ye shall die in your sins," in ver. Under this magnificent title Messiah was promised of old (Isa 42:6; Mal 4:2, &c.). Was this at all likely? John 7:14). "Commentary on John 8:12". Light is another of John's characteristic terms and ideas, playing a most important part in his writings, as related to the manifestation of Jesus and His work upon men. He that followeth me shall in no wise walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life. He had also protectively led the Israelites through the wilderness in a cloudy pillar of fire ( Exodus 13:21-22; Exodus 14:19-25; Numbers 9:15-23), and He had appeared to them on Mt. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/john-8.html. 2012. 12. Observe, 3. God said, Come and see him. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Lampe: "Thus formerly walked the Egyptians in darkness, when they persecuted Moses and Israel, Exodus 14:20. The sun, the fountain of light, is also the fountain of life: by his vivifying influences, all things live - neither animal nor vegetative life could exist, were it not for his influence. ], "Now the brilliant candelabra were lit only at the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles; there is dispute as to the number of nights on which the illumination took place, but none as to the fact that at the close of the feast it did not. He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness. He comes from God, who is light (1 John 1:5). John 8:12-59. Explanations such as, "The light, that is, the possessor, representative, and bearer of Divine truth, from whom that light goes forth into humanity," could proceed only from those who are not at home in the Old Testament. Go to, Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life. But long centuries had passed since that light had departed. ((w) Tzeror Hammor, fol. Now have death and the grave been converted into the great testimonies for life and immortality. His light brings life with it, and they who walk in his light live in his life. And the same is plainly expressed in the specific original passages of the Old Testament. Be ready for change, be ready for continuance, because you are in fellowship with your Leader and Commander; and let Him say, Go, and you go; Do this, and you gladly do it, until the hour when He will whisper, Come; and, as you come, the river will part, and the journey will be over, and ‘the fiery, cloudy pillar,’ that ‘guided you all your journey through,’ will spread itself out an abiding glory, in that higher home where ‘the Lamb is the light thereof.’. BibliographyAquinas, Thomas. allude,—and the walking in darkness is an allusion to the woman, whose deed of darkness had been detected in the night. O blessed luminaries So also Isaiah 49:6; comp. Even Paul before his conversion, fraught as he was with the knowledge of the Scriptures, and zealous in the pursuit of righteousness, perpetrated the most horrible acts of wickedness under the idea of doing God service: “he verily thought with himself that he ought to do the things which he did.” But the follower of Christ, the true believer [Note: Compare John 12:46. with the text. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/john-8.html. 1999. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". The visible sun accompanies you, only if you go westward, whither it go also; and even if you follow it, it will forsake you, at its setting. We have an unerring rule set before us, in his unruffled meekness, his inexhausted patience, his unbounded love: in laying down his life for his enemies, he has shewn us what we are to do, at least for the brethren, if not also even for our bitterest persecutors. —Comp. How long the interval was we do not know, but probably a few hours. Christ is light through the illuminating energy of the Spirit (John 14:21, John 14:26; John 16:13; 1 John 2:20, 1 John 2:27), which is received through love (John 14:22, John 14:23). Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae. Hier. of the true eternal Messianic life, not only in its consummation after the Parousia, but already also in its temporal development (comp. The light is not identical with the salvation (Hengstenberg), but salvation is the necessary emanation therefrom; without the light there is no salvation. There can be no doubt, “shall by no means walk in darkness”; there can be no limit, “he that followeth”; there can be no halting, “he that followeth.” The light ever points the way; it is he who day by day follows it who cannot miss the way. We cannot but notice in this impressive declaration. All light of knowledge, of goodness, of gladness will be ours, if Christ be ours; and ours He surely will be if we follow Him. Melvill, Voices of the Year, vol. In that case, it must have been mentioned expressly at the end of ver. He who shines upon you, that you may see Him, the Same flows to you, that you may drink Him. Johannes 17 Lutherbibel 2017 Das hohepriesterliche Gebet 1 Solches redete Jesus und hob seine Augen auf zum Himmel und sprach: Vater, die Stunde ist gekommen: Verherrliche deinen Sohn, auf dass der Sohn dich verherrliche; 2 so wie du ihm Macht gegeben hast über alle Menschen, auf dass er ihnen alles gebe, was du ihm …
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