John 1:6–13 (ESV)
The Word Became Flesh (Part 2)
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who
did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
Verse 6 can bring
some confusion to the reader. We are just beginning the book of John and on verse 6, John is introduced. The problem is that this is a different John. John is writting about John the Baptist, not himself. This can lead a lot of people
who read this think that John the Baptist wrote the book of John. The problem is John the Baptist got his head cut off and served on a platter. This is not mentioned in John’s gospel. But apostle John goes on to write that John the
Baptist came to bear witness about the light (Jesus), but the Baptist was NOT the light. “The true light, which is coming into the world” is Jesus Christ. John the Baptist was came to bear witness and to prepare the way for the Lord.
I pray: O Lord, help me to prepare the way for your Second Coming. Help me to spread the Gospel so that they may come to receive your forgiveness, eternal life, and Salvation. For when you come,
it will be judgement day. There is no other chance. Amen.