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Steven A. Bush - January 14, 2018
Walk in the Light, Not in Darkness
1 John 1:5-7 says: "This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. 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." (ESV) While the Apostle John's text isn't suggesting that walking in, or reflecting God's light, causes Jesus' blood to cleanse us from sin, his words certainly affirm that walking in God's light is a chief indicator of that cleansing! Clear throughout John's first epistle is his notion that true regeneration, without transformation, makes the authenticity of the supposed regeneration, suspect. The purchase of our redemption and adoption was not cheap. Though it cost us nothing, the ransom paid was the violent death of God's only Son. So if we've been doused in such Light as this, how should that be reflected in our respective walks? The word, resplendently, comes to mind...