Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ponderizing 1 John 1:5-7

 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.  1 John 1:5-7
Scoot chose these verses for us this week, and they are so appropriate.  It has been pretty dark outside here.  The sun will be up for maybe nine hours today, and thick rainclouds dim its influence.  But, as John wrote, "God is light," and we can always have His light within us. 

It's a choice we have to make, though.  I can sit here in my dark house and feel sorry for myself, or I can turn on the lights and feel better.  Going for a "walk in darkness" will not lead us anywhere good, no matter what popular opinion may say. 

Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  Isaiah 5:20
It seems like we're seeing more of this sort of thing all the time.  "But if we walk in the light," by searching the scriptures to learn God's will and do it, "we have fellowship one with another"--we can support and comfort each other in doing what's right--"and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." We all need that, don't we?

So, this Christmas time, let's turn on the lights, turn on the sweet music, and learn more about the Light of the World!

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