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Friday, June 11, 2010

1 John 1

1 John 1: 6-7

God is light
in him there is no darkness at all
{SO...} If we claim to have fellowship with him
----yet walk in the darkness----
WE LIE and do not live by the truth
1 John 1:6

Lord forgive me for lying and not living in/by the truth. Lord I claim to have fellowship with you- yet at times... ok, many times... I walk in the darkness of sin and do not honor your name which I proclaim as truth. Forgive me in Jesus name for my self centeredness, pride, idol worship of time and comfort, bad thoughts and feelings towards others, gossip, lies, and slander- just to name a few.

BUT IF we walk in the light
(as he is in the light) {with Him}
We have fellowship with one another
The blood of Jesus, His son,
~~~purifies~~~ us from ALL sin.
1 John 1:7

Lord may I walk with you in your light. Thank you for purifying me of all my sin by the blood of your son, Jesus Christ.

??? What confuses me in this passage is that I feel like it should be reversed- If the blood of Jesus, your son, purifies us from all sin, then (and only then) we can walk in the light, and therefore have fellowship with one another. ???

I also like the point that not only is our fellowship with God made right when we are walking in the light, but our fellowship with other people. With one another- how true that is! When I am walking in the light- my fellowship with God and with other people (believers and unbelievers alike) is true and abundant- when I am walking in the dark- I don't want fellowship, and what I have is broken.

Meghan's Journal entry 6/10/2010 on 1 John 1:6-7

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1 comment:

  1. Good word, Megz. That portion of the passage does sound a bit confusing. I once went through a six-week discipleship program with a Crusade leader in California, and we read through First John together. I think her explanation was that when we are walking in the light (sort of like "Abiding in the Vine" - John 15), we have the righteousness of Christ, and our sins our covered (better explained in 1 John 2:1-2). We are perpetually sinning, so if we had to wait to be completely purified, we would never get around to participating in fellowship. We are invited to participate in fellowship, and we have the assurance that if we join in, Christ will continue His purifying work in us.