I want to walk in it. 1John 1:5-2:2
5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Then that is where I want to be, in His light. I want to be where He is. I want to receive His love and compassion. Don’t we all? We want to be in God’s light, warm, protective, caring, compassionate, but too many of us lie to ourselves and think that we are already there.
6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
Here we are again. Same as yesterday, striving to be a perfect person. We worship him. We pray to Him for guidance, strength through the tough times, and thank Him for our blessings, the many He gives us, but do we stop to think about how many times we have committed a sin? Do we think about how many times we have judged others, thought us better than others, or even thought we were more righteous than the person next to us? Do you know that when you do that you’re walking in darkness but saying you’re having fellowship with God?
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.
If we truly acknowledge our shortcomings and recognize our sins, I mean really look at ourselves, and then speak with others, openly about our sins and our love for Jesus, we will be cleansed of all sin. It is hard for us to admit that we have done wrong, wrong in our thinking and our actions, but we, at one time or another, have done wrong, whether to ourselves or others. Being human, we need interaction with others. We need people to talk to, however hard it may be to bear one’s soul to another. I have been guilty of this myself. I tend to lock away feelings and instances that have hurt me, therefore hurting myself; I have sinned. God does not want you to be alone. He wants you to seek others to talk to and lean on in times of trouble. You are not alone.
8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
I had to read this one more than once. Everyone has sin. No one is pure in thought and action. To say that we are without sin is lying. It is easy to fall into bad habits. It is even easier to size-up another individual and list all the ways we are better than them. This is a sin. We are not better than our neighbor. The seven deadlies have a way of sneaking up on us in our daily lives, and if we let any one of them sneak in, we are lying when we say that we are without sin. No one is perfect. We all fight and struggle to be better people, and through situations, illnesses, and hardships, we often fall short.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin,we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
There is good news! Jesus is there to intercede for us when we fall short! He is there, on our behalf. We just have to be honest with ourselves. After all, if we are not honest with ourselves, who will be?
Until next time, God Bless
Verses copied from: biblegateway.com
Inspiration for this post is from God and Our Daily Bread