I find some interesting words here in verse 9.  First Christ is the true Light, and he gives that light to every man coming into the world.  Does that mean that there is a semblance of the light given to every man?  That takes away every excuse of every person.
Now we love that the world was made through Him, but they did not know Him.  He is said to give light to everyone coming into the world.  The only way to add this up is in Romans 1:19-20 where it says that God is open to all if they are interested in finding Him.
Now He (Christ) came to His own and they (the Jewish people) did not receive Him.   Then scripture says, “But as many as received Him… He gave the right to become children of God.”  That is for us if we want it.
Verse 13 speaks of our being born into the family of God.  There are three conditions that will not do.  Blood is our natural birth.  Our own thoughts can’t do it. A dynamic preacher or persuader can’t do it.  Only the Spirit of God can fill us with His light.  He can use men if they are willing to be used.     
Written by Pastor Curt Darling

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