No Gray!



Where is the gray? There is no gray with the Lord Jesus Christ. How did the unbelievers respond to the statement that Jesus made in John 8:12?


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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.
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. 
19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.

20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
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John 8:12-20King James Version)



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.


Where is the gray? There are only two classes of people, the believers and the unbelievers; subsequently there is only darkness and light--no gray! How did the unbelievers respond to the statement that Jesus made in John 8:12?


The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.


Their answer only serves to illustrate the truth of Jesus' words. Because they walked in darkness they could not see or understand the light.


We live in a world dominated by gray! The heroes in our stories are both good and bad; the heroine must show spunky characteristics with plenty of sass mixed in. No one wants the good guy/bad guy stories any more. We do not want heroes and heroines who are truly good. 


Why is that? If we are not confronted with true light versus true darkness, then we are content with lives sprinkled with large doses of sin--after all, no one is perfect, right? But, what does God expect of His people? God's people know Him; they understand Christ, the Light of the World.


As believers we must pray for grace and strength to strive for lives of perfection. Though we will not be able to attain absolute perfection in this life, yet we must recognize that Christ is Light; in Him is no darkness at all--not even a little gray. Our goal then must also be perfection in Christ.


Pray for strength this day to live above the world, rather than being entangled in the gray of this world.


Let us remember, there is no gray!


Next: From the Father - John 8:21-27


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