Walk

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 1 John 1:6

Please read and/or listen to 1 John 1:5-10 today. Since God is light, those who follow him must walk in the light. “To walk” means “to pursue a way of life and action.” It refers to the way one lives his or her life. One of the reasons John has written this letter is so that there can be fellowship with God. Since God is light, those who follow must walk in the light. It is a deception to walk in darkness and say that you are in fellowship with God. That is not truth. This does not mean that if you are a follower of Christ you will be as pure as God, but it does mean that you are intentionally and actively pursuing light in your life. The consequence of not walking in light is the breaking of fellowship with God. In presenting a person who might say that they have fellowship while they clearly are not walking in the light of God, John is then able to make it clear that it is not possible for that to be the case. Not only does it impact the fellowship with God, it impacts the fellowship with other followers of Jesus. Apparently, there were those who were not in fellowship with God who were claiming to be in fellowship with God. John says that it is very clear whether a person is in fellowship. If someone is not in fellowship with God, they are in fellowship with evil (walking in darkness, lying). Take some time today to examine yourself—ask God to search you. Are you walking in light or in darkness? Are there some adjustments that need to be made in your thought process and lifestyle to be walking in purity? Are you listening to any false narratives that have allowed you to keep some areas of darkness in your life? Let the light of truth shine on those areas of deceit.