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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Walk In The Light Of Christ

1 John 1:7

...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.

What is John saying to us in our lesson text? John is saying that to believe God as He is revealed in His Word. John also encourages all believers to make a concentrated effort to live according to God's Word. This effort is aided by God's grace. Believers are encouraged to remember the purpose of God's Word, which is to provide correction, reproof, doctrinal teaching, and act a as set of instructions in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). Also, God's Word is a light unto our path way and a lamp unto our feet (Psalm 119:105); all of which is to provide guidance which leads to holy living.
The other point John is making is that Christ, God's Son has cleansed us of our sins as they have been forgiven. This alone is worthy of walking in the light of Christ given all that Christ has done for us and continues to make intercession for us.
Walking in the light of Christ manifesting His glory is an expression of believers' gratitude.  Another expression of gratitude to Christ is offering our bodies as instruments or righteousness (Romans 12:1).
Walk in the light of Christ; He is worthy.
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