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 again.
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 crucified.
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 in him.
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.