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.]
23 But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! [The Jews had great knowledge of the scriptures, but were spiritually blind because they had no light; they had not been listening to the Word of the Lord in their heart, and so they thought Jesus was evil. Their spiritual ears were stopped and their spiritual eyes were closed; they had not been taught and changed by the Spirit of God and so had no light to see by. Until taught by the Holy Spirit, like all men, the Jews were in darkness. No amount of scripture study can produce light to dispel darkness.]
22 A land of darkness, like darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, where even the light is like darkness.'" [All men sit in darkness and walk in darkness until their hearts have been purged from the evil that defiles them.]
5 They don't know, neither will they understand, and they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are out of course. [To walk in darkness is to walk in sin according to your carnal mind and evil imagination. From the Word of the Lord within: "All sin is darkness. He who seeks not to hear my voice gropes in the dark." Darkness or sin deflects the creation's fulfillment.]
|Proverbs 4:19 |
19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know at what they stumble.