Daily Bible Reading “I Am the Light of the World” (John 8:12)


I Am the Light of the World

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 8:12. “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

In this Scripture, Jesus declares that He is the light of the world and those who follow Him will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Thank God for the light that is shown into this dark and sinful world through His Word. Jesus came and lived and died on this earth that we may be able to walk in the light by accepting Jesus as our Savior.

Once we accept Jesus as our Savior we are to hide His Word in our hearts to help prevent us from sinning. When we read and study God’s Word His light will shine in our lives and cast out the darkness of sin. That light will begin to shine through us into the world.

There are many ways we can let the light of God shine in the world. One way is by sharing His Word with others. Another way is by showing His love to other people through our lives and our actions.


Things to think about:

  • How can we help to shine the light of God in the world?
  • What does the light do to the darkness?
  • How can we know if we have the light of Jesus in our lives?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that You let the light shine into this dark sinful world through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You for sacrificing His life so that we don’t have to live in darkness. Help that light to shine through us into the world. Forgive us of the times we’ve failed to shine Your light into the lives of those who surround us. Help us to shine the light of Your love into the world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.


Bible Verse for Journaling and Memorization:

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

– John 8:12

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