Saturday December 2, 2017 – Relationships in the Light
Ezekiel 42-44 1 John 1
Being able to see someone clearly is a critical element to establish trust and really get to know someone else. Not being able to see someone puts a significant limitation on how well you really know someone and understand how they respond to you. I know that blind people find ways to touch peoples’ faces so they can learn the emotions and expressions of another person.
The same value to being in the light is available in our relationship with God. 1 John 1 captures the importance of light and the danger in darkness. 5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 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, purifies us from all sin.
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
Living in the darkness includes living with deception and lies and it is important for our relationship with Christ that we continue to walk in the light and confess our sins so our relationship can be strong.