Cleanses

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. 1 John 1:1

Please read and/or listen to 1 John 1:6-7 and the Gospel of John 3:16-21 today. We can walk in the light because of Jesus. It is the only way we can walk in the light. The blood of Jesus cleanses us so that the darkness is washed away. It is the death of Jesus on the cross that makes this possible. Only those who have repented and received Jesus as their Savior can walk in the light. Each person is born into darkness and walks in the darkness until that moment of cleansing. It is a continual cleansing in our lives. Jesus makes the light of God known and accessible. He is the light of the world. He brings the light that is life. He moves us from darkness to light. He brings us into fellowship. God loved the world and sent his Son to make it possible for us to be cleansed from all sin and to walk in fellowship with him and with all others who have been born again. For that to happen, God needed to become man. That is who Jesus is—fully God, fully man. He bled human blood to pay the penalty that would allow for the cleansing that is needed. There is no other way to walk in the light. Today, as you ponder the purity of God, ponder your purity as well. Many will live as though they have been saved from sin so that they can sin. It is just the opposite. If you are born again you have been saved from sin so that you do not sin. You will live a cleansed life. Ponder your purity. In Jesus, you are cleansed. Are you living a cleansed life?