VERSES: 1 John 1:5–10
“5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light and there is no darkness in him at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we do not have sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, so that he will forgive us our* sins and will cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”
GOD IS LIGHT — is a common metaphor for God’s perfection as in Ps. 4:6; Isa 60:1-2. God’s light serves as a beacon for others and leads them into righteousness.
On the other hand, darkness serves as a metaphor for sin, unrighteousness and wickedness — 1 John 2:8-11. Throughout the Letter of John, we see contrasts of lies with the truth — God is good and the antichrist is evil.
In this verse, we find the assurance of following “the Light”. Just as we draw near to the Lord and live for Him, two amazing blessings come our way. First, we find that our sins are forgiven and we're cleansed of those sins thanks to the loving sacrifice of Jesus. Second, we find that we are not alone in this wonderful cleansing. True fellowship among believers is built when folks seeking the Lord find each other in his presence. This fellowship isn't forced or contrived, just heavenly.
PRAYER: Almighty and holy God, I want to honor Jesus' sacrificial death by living a life that is pure, honorable, and holy. Thank you for providing my cleansing through Jesus' blood and leading me to others who live for you. Please intensify my hunger to know you, your Son, and other believers more. In Jesus' name I pray. AMEN.
GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU GROW INTO THE LIGHT.