That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.
I. CHRIST IS THE TRUE LIGHT. This is seen when we reflect that —
1. He is the source of all the knowledge we have of the Divine Being — His relation to us, His infinite love, and the wonderful plan of salvation He has devised.
2. He is the source of all the knowledge we have of the life beyond.
3. He is the source of all the consolation we experience under the pressure of trial.
II. HE LIGHTETH EVERY MAN.
1. The general direction which the beams of the true Light are here directed to take is a marvellous instance of His condescension. The noble chandelier which floods the throne-room of the palace with its dazzling light throws not a single ray into the murky gloom of the squalid courts not far away. That Christ, the true Light, should dart His beams downwards to this abiding-place of sin is part of the wonderfulness of the gospel which we preach.
2. To Him we owe the gift of reason, which is one of the two great foundation stones of natural religion.
3. He has placed within us the gift of conscience — God's eye and voice, a witness against ourselves.
4. The proclamation of the gospel in every land.
III. THE TRUE LIGHT IS MADE EVIDENT FROM THE WORKING OF HIS SPIRIT AND GRACE.
(H. W. Price.).
Parallel VersesKJV: That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.