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Study Passage: John 1:1-14

Focus Verse:
And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

Our global society isn't very tolerant of our Christian views. We are expected to keep our views to ourselves while being "tolerant" of the worldview of others. As a result, we put our Christian faith in a box only pulling it out for church time, then packing it away the rest of the week. It's no wonder non-Christians see us as hypocrites!  We live one way on Sunday, but live like non-believers in our work, school, community, and otherwise, secular venues. We are called to live a life of faith in every arena we occupy.

Jesus,  in John 1:1-14, is the life and life, yet those of the world didn't get it. He was present when everything was created. The Light stepped into the darkness of our sin-infested world to offer us salvation. If light is brought into a dark room, you can't help but to see it's glow. Darkness is simply the absence of light. When light is brought in, darkness can't overtake the light because it's not possible. Salvation is only through Jesus, the Word, the Light. The places we spend our time need the light only Jesus can give. Why would we accept the light at first, then try to hide it?

In John 5:37-40, Jesus refers to the Pharisees and other Jewish leaders in the 1st century when He says they study the Scriptures to find salvation. They studied because they thought the act of studying brought them eternal life, rather than learning about how to be saved. They totally didn't get it! Jesus, the Word, is Light and Life, yet they rejected Him. We find eternal life in the pages of the Bible to learn about the salvation Jesus offers us, rather than read it to earn salvation. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, we are given a new life here as well as eternal life. Do we accept Him at first, but out of fear, reject Him in daily life?

Jesus once said, "A city on a hill cannot be hidden." He also said, that rather than putting a lamp under a bowl, "they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house."(Matthew 5:14-16) Why do we hide the Light at work, school, the store, the highways, and other general life places where we spend our time? Rather than being like the Pharisees and other religious leaders of Jesus' day, let us be like John who was not the light, but testified to the light. Regardless of whose name is on our paychecks, our Boss is God Almighty, the One who provides what we need. We need not be fearful to shine the Light of Jesus because He is the source of all things good. Let us shine the light where everyone can benefit from it.

May God bless you!

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