- John 11:6-10
- John 11:6 (KJB)
- When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in
the same place where he was.
- It is believed that Jesus was in the region of Perea at that time since
He had gone back to the place where John first baptized. After Jesus heard
that Lazarus was sick, He did not immediately go to Bethany but remained two
days until everything was ready. Remember, the entire ministry of Jesus was
planned and everything had to be done at the precise and predetermined time.
- John 11:7 (KJB)
- Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea
- After the two days was complete, Jesus now said to His disciples that
they should go into Judaea again. Notice that He did not say let us go to
Bethany. This would be His last trip into Judaea before He goes to Calvary.
After the raising of Lazarus, it was the last great miracle that Jesus would
do because it was now getting close to the Passover where He would
- John 11:8 (KJB)
- His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone
thee; and goest thou thither again?
- Thither - To that place
- The disciples knew what had happened at the Feast of Dedication three
months prior. The Jews wanted to stone Him to death. At this point they did
not know that their destination was Bethany. They had probably thought that
they were heading back into Judaea for more ministry work and were concerned
that they would all be stoned to death.
- John 11:9 (KJB)
- Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk
in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
- Jesus did not give them a straight answer at this point, instead He drew
an analogy from normal daily life. Jesus was speaking of the normal work day
which would have been twelve hours, sun up till sun down. Jesus tells them
that if a person walks in the daylight, then they will not stumble because
they will see by the light of this world which is the sun. They will be able
to see every stumblingblock like a brick out of the path or a rock in the
way, or anything which may hinder or cause serious injury if they do not see
the possible problem in the way and to avoid it. Jesus had walked in the
light of the Fatherís will and could not stumble because He was in the
Fatherís will. Therefore, He knew that being in the Fatherís will would lead
Him back to Judaea for this great miracle He was about to perform.
- John 11:10 (KJB)
- But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light
- If a man walks out of Godís will or in unbelief, then they will stumble
because the light of Godís guidance will not be on him. The darkness will
hide all the pitfalls and will cause the person to ultimately stumble. This
night is the contrast to the day in verse 9. Those without the light of the
Gospel in them will be doomed to eternal damnation which is the ultimate
darkness. The light of the Gospel helps avoid the snares which causes a
person to stumble into a Christless eternity.