What Does John 1:4 Mean?

In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.

John 1:4(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

The living God is LIFE. He is the Source of life, the Fountain of life and the Sustainer of life. God spoke animal and plant life into being, but God also breathed the breath of lives into the nostrils of Adam, and man became a living soul.

But this attribute of self-contained, eternally existent life also describes the Lord Jesus Christ for in Him was life and the life was the light of men. He is the source and principle of life - physical life; moral life, eternal life and the new-life in Christ, for He is the living Word and the Word of LIFE.

The living God is not only the foundation and superstructure of all life, but Jesus is also pure light - eternal light and the source of all light. He is light and in Him is no darkness at all, for He said, I am the light of the world.

Because of His life, the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light for He is the light that lights every man that comes into the world, for the life that He bestows on all who believe on Him, disperses the cruel darkness that has entrapped the children of men, and blinded their eyes to the wonderful gospel of God’s grace.

May we come to a deeper understanding that the self-contained, eternally existent LIFE of Christ pours into the hearts of all who are redeemed by His blood, His eternal light, wisdom, holiness and love,

My Prayer

How I praise You heavenly Father for the life of the Lord Jesus, Who is my life and my light. Thank You for rescuing me from the kingdom of darkness and bringing me into Your glorious kingdom of light and giving me my new-life in Christ. May I live each day in a way that is pleasing to You, placing my self-life on the cross and living in spirit and truth to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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