KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 11:9 KJV” Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.”
During the days of the bible, Israel had a twelve-hour daytime and a twelve-hour night time. The daytime began at Six am (6 am) and ended at Six pm (6 pm). It was virtually light throughout most part of the day. The Lord said you cannot stumble when you have the light of the sun. What did the master mean by all these analogies?
He was answering the question posed to Him by His disciples, that since the Jews have been seeking to kill Him, wouldn’t it be dangerous for Him to go out among them? The Lord’s answer meant, He is walking by the counsel of the Spirit and would never make a mistake to be overtaken by evil. It also meant if one lives by the will of God, evil cannot overwhelm you.
What is the will of God? It is the word of God Psalms 119:105 KJV NUN. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” In the word is the light of men. This light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never overpowered it. This is the path or way of the just, which is like a shining light that shines brighter and brighter, unto the perfect day. The man who has chosen to walk the way of God has broken free from the deception of the world, which is fully steered by Satan and his cohorts.
In Luke 11 the Lord answered two questions posed by the Jews. These were asking Him to give them a miraculous sign, and also accusing Him to be casting out devils by the Beelzebub. After speaking for a while, a woman shouted from the crowd, blessed is the breast that fed you. Jesus answered the following way, Luke 11:28 KJV” But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” By His answer He was saying, titles, fame, money, race, and whatever are not as important as knowing the will of God and doing it. This is the one main important thing in this life.
The will of God is the most important thing in this life, and so I pursue it with all my heart and life. I cannot make a mistake doing what He has said.
James 1:25 KJV” But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
John 8:12 KJV” 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.”