1 John 1:5-7 New Living Translation
“This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.”
The Apostle John drops the name above all names to add emphasis to his statement. It isn’t just John, but Jesus himself saying, “God is light”. If you are in darkness, light will shatter that darkness. Light represents what is good, pure, true and holy. Darkness represents what is sinful and evil. God is referred to as ‘light’ because only God can lead us out of the darkness. His Holy Spirit is like a beacon of holy light that leads us where God knows we need to go.
Too many people in this world today think their lives are just fine because they go to church once a week and that’s all. Is that really why Christ died, so we could just continue on with our lives after we’re forgiven? Nothing changes? No, not at all. Once forgiven the Holy Spirit of God enters into us and changes us from the inside out. If we allow, our desires change, our choices begin to change, we begin to see things differently … we’re supposed to be starting a new journey with a completely clean slate. Yet far too many people call themselves Christians, but thinking no alterations are necessary, allow nothing to change about themselves.
Fellowship with God is the door that salvation opens. To ignore that access is to ignore the greatest blessing one can acquire. Draw close to the Lord and watch him draw close to you. Let him revolutionize your life. He can and will if you ask him to. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.