In the Bible Jesus states, “I am the way, the truth, and the life”, in John 14:6. He also states in John8:12, “I am the light of the world”. John further writes, arguably one of his most notable Bible verses, in 1 John 4:8, “God is love”. So today’s quote is perfectly in line with the Bible, or is it Not?
“God is life, truth, light. He is love.” – Bible or Not?
From a Christian perspective today’s quote is true and Biblical – yes God is life, yes God is truth, yes God is light and yes God is love. We see Him as the creator of the universe and the giver of life. We recognize Him as one and only true God, full of grace and truth. We do believe that Jesus is the Light of the world, that “in Him was life and the life was the light of men”. And lastly…
Today’s quote sounds very eastern in origin, like Buddha or Krishna or perhaps some Samurai or Shaolin philosophy. I can almost hear Master Po saying to Kwai Chang Caine of Kung Fu fame, “Ahhh young grasshopper, remember, the light of the body is the eye”.
Actually, our Bible or Not quote for today comes from the words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.
The light of the body is the eye. – Matthew 6:22 KJV
So how then is the light of the body the eye? Simple: we use our eyes to focus. Our eye is our focus and our body is the reflection of our focus.
Flash back to your childhood, were you one of those kids who were afraid of the dark? Our quote for today is not a Bible quote, it’s a quote from the famous philospher Plato. He said:
“We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato (428-c. 347 BC)
Although Plato was a pagan, this quote has a strong Christian message – sometimes we find God’s truth in unlikely places.