June 30 2021
Today, Wednesday June 30
“Walking in the Light”
1 John 1:5-7 “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. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 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.”
Wherever God is, there is light, which means wherever Jesus is, there is light! John loved using the analogy of light to illustrate the truth. How do you define darkness? Almost every definition you look up will say the same thing. “Darkness is the absence of light.”
Where there is light, it cannot be dark! After John tells us the source of light, which is God Himself, he immediately speaks of having communion, closeness, fellowship with God. But he begins this sentence with the little word, “if”. If someone is trying to convince us that they know God and are in synch or fellowship with Him, there should be evidence!
So we must ask the question, “What does it mean to walk in the darkness?” To answer that question all you need to do is to observe any culture, any society, any home, any community, any nation where God and His Bible is nowhere evident and you will find out what spiritual darkness is. It will be a place of lies, of deceit, of greed, of hate, of murder, of malice, of selfishness, of evil and wickedness!
To personally “walk in the darkness” means that the God of the Bible, His truth and commandments, have no place in your life. God is ignored or denied. Instead of doing what God desires for you to do, you do what you what to do. Instead of pleasing God, you live to please yourself. It’s a place where you have made yourself God.
That is the first lie that Satan deceived Eve with in the Garden of Eden. “Ignore, disobey God and His Word about eating this fruit, and you will become your own God deciding for yourself what is good or evil.” How sad that this appears to be the attitude and lifestyle of so many in our culture and nation today. Any nation or culture that ignores and denies God and His truth is walking in the darkness of lies. And the end result is always hatred, murder and death. Look up John 8:44 and read what Jesus said about where this all comes from.
Today, by God’s grace ask the Lord to help you to “walk in the light”. Spend time with Jesus in His Word and prayer!