“The true light
enlightens every man
Ἦν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινὸν, ὃ φωτίζει πάντα ἄνθρωπον,
ἐρχόμενον εἰς τὸν κόσμον.
John said that the true light (Ἦν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινὸν), that is the Word, that enlightens (ὃ φωτίζει) all men (πάντα ἄνθρωπον), was coming into the world or the universe (ἐρχόμενον
εἰς τὸν κόσμον). The true light of the Word, Jesus, was
entering into this cosmic world of finite time.
John the Baptist was not the true light, only a witness to this light or
life. Once again, the Word, Jesus, was
the central figure with John the testifier to his presence in our world playing
a subordinate role, not the major role.
Do you mind playing subordinate roles in your life?
“Nothing is hidden
That will not be disclosed.
Nothing is secret
That will not become known.
It will all come to light.”
οὐ γάρ ἐστιν κρυπτὸν ὃ οὐ φανερὸν γενήσεται, οὐδὲ ἀπόκρυφον ὃ οὐ μὴ γνωσθῇ καὶ εἰς φανερὸν ἔλθῃ.
Luke indicated that Jesus said that nothing is hidden (οὐ γάρ ἐστιν κρυπτὸν) that will not be disclosed (ὃ οὐ φανερὸν γενήσεται). Nothing is secret (οὐδὲ ἀπόκρυφον) that will not become known (ὃ οὐ μὴ γνωσθῇ). It will all come to light (καὶ εἰς φανερὸν ἔλθῃ). This is similar to Mark, chapter 4:22, Luke, chapter 12:2, and Matthew, chapter 10:26. Mark indicated that there was nothing hidden that would not later be brought disclosed, revealed, or made known. Anything hidden or secret would be known, or become apparent. At some future point, they would understand things that they did not know now. Matthew had a unique first phrase about not being afraid. Jesus said that anything hidden, covered up, or concealed would be uncovered or revealed. Anything hidden or secret would be known or ascertained. The mysteries of the kingdom would be hidden from most people but only revealed later. They should not fear to profess the gospel truth in the light of persecution. They should show off the true light of Jesus to everyone. Do you show off the light of Jesus to others?