From: Daily Devotionals | In Search of the Lord’s Way
Walk in the Light – It is Well with My Soul
Light or Darkness – God makes conditions for His children; He is not unconditional. God distinguishes the Christian who walks in the light from the Christian who walks in darkness. He approves the first and disapproves of the second.
“If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice 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 cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:6-7).
A Christian can fool himself into believing everything is all right, when it is clearly not all right. The Christian who walks in darkness or lives in sin is lying to himself if he claims he has a good relationship with God. There is no fellowship with God for the person who practices evil. But if that person walks in the light, there is fellowship with God and continued cleansing from sin by the blood of Jesus Christ His Son.
Choose Light over Darkness
No person can live flawlessly; walking in the light doesn’t mean that. If someone could live a flawless life, he would not need the blood of Jesus to cleanse him. Walking in the light describes the thrust of a person’s life; such a person sets his heart and soul on serving the Lord in every respect. Though he tries his hardest, he will still need the blood of Jesus to cleanse his weaknesses and sins.
God does indeed take care of His children. The atoning sacrifice, Jesus the righteous One, is also our advocate before the Father, pleading our case as an intercessor (1 John 2:1-2). His blood continues to cleanse and His plea continues to advocate for us. What a Savior!
In Search of the Lord’s Way
In Christian Love,
Bill Arnold, Minister
Ridgeway Church of Christ
To be Saved and become a Christian – YOU MUST DO THESE THINGS
Becoming a Christian, Saved, Born Again, In Christ, or becoming a new creature all talk about salvation.
1) You must believe and confess that Jesus is the son of God. John 8:24 Jesus said you must believe that He is the Christ the Son of the living God. Matthew 10:32-33, Acts 8:36-37 further tells us to confess that Jesus is God’s son.
2) Luke 13:3 Jesus said you must repent of your sins.
3) Mark 16:16 Jesus said you must be baptized.
4) Live faithfully unto death. 1 John 1:2
As a new creature, a Christian, we will live faithfully unto death and then arise to live forever with God. This is the God who loves you, who wants you to be his child. You can become the child of a King!
Won’t you heed His word?