|1 John 2:10,11|
10 He who loves his brother abides [lives] in the light, and there is no occasion to stumble.
11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because that darkness has blinded his eyes.
35 So Jesus said to them, "For a little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overcome you, because he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. [When Adam fell, humans lost the life and light of God; we lost his guiding light, and so we all walk in darkness, which is to be spiritually blind. Jesus came so that "He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life." John 8:12. We have to be restored to the life of God so that we spiritually see where we are going.]
|John 11:9-10 |
9 Then Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walks in the day, he does not stumble because he sees the by light of this world.
10 But if a man walks in the night, he stumbles because there is no light in him."1 [To walk in the night is to walk in darkness, still sinning, still stumbling; but if a man were full of the light of God, he would see by the light what to do and say, walking in the light of God with obedient faith. From the Word of the Lord within: "Walking in the light is to be guided through life by God; walking in darkness is making your own decisions as to what to do and say. All sin is darkness. The whole world lies in wickedness; the wickedness knows no shame. Darkness mocks the earth; darkness covers the earth. Light comes from faith in the voice."]