As a follower of Christ, examine your life regarding moral purity, especially where sin is concerned.
Published June 18th, 2018
Main point summary
Walking in purity (the light) is proof of someone's salvation, for God Himself is pure.
1 John 1:5-10
l This is the message
we have heard from him
and proclaim to you,
that m God is light,
and in him is no darkness at all.
n If we say we have fellowship with him
while we walk in darkness,
and o do not practice the truth.
But p if we walk in the light,
q as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and r the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
s If we say we have no sin,
we deceive ourselves,
and t the truth is not in us.
u If we confess our sins,
he is v faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and r to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say we have not sinned,
w we make him a liar,
and x his word is not in us.
Since living a life of purity is evidence of having fellowship with God, we who claim to have this fellowship should always check our own lives, making sure we "walk in the light" and not in "darkness". John uses the example of how we might live in the light or darkness by how we handle sin in our lives: those who doubt nor repent of their sins walk in darkness, while those who confess their sins walk in the light.