Have Fellowship With One Another

Daily God Walk for Friday, June 3, 2011

 God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 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. – 1 John 1:5-7

 How much darkness in us makes us walking in the dark? And how much light keeps us out of the darkness? We’ve all come across those who claim to be in the light, but their light didn’t shine into their business transactions, neither did it shine into their personal life. It’s as if they keep religion and their personal or business life in different compartments.

John says that if we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk as those in darkness walk then we lie and do not live by the truth. Those are some strong words. Again, I pose the question: How many steps into the dark must we take before we are walking in darkness?

“God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” So does that mean that in order to be in Christ, and Christ in us, that we must be totally out of darkness? That should give us some cause to examine our lives to see if we indeed are in the light.

In this passage we are given an interesting test as to whether we are living in the light. John writes, “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another.” The word translated fellowship is koinonia. Koinonia means much more than having a good time at a party. It speaks to a deeper relationship.

When we are in fellowship, as being referred to here, we are loving, accepting and encouraging one another. If we are having a problem having that kind of relationship with our brothers and sisters then we should examine ourselves to see if we are indeed in the light.

Is it important to be in fellowship with one another? John seems to link it with being purified by the blood of Christ.

 Prayer: Lord, it is so easy to have just one foot angling toward the darkness. Grant me the grace to keep both feet firmly planted in the light. In Jesus name, amen.

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