1 John 1;
I am still not really sure how I want to do this, so I’m just going to break it down verse by verse.
1 John 1:1-3 ; Pretty basic, John’s message is about the Word that gives life and he’s experienced this word. He also wants to share the Word with us so that we may share the eternal life with him.
1 John 1:4 ; This is underlined in my Bible and I love this, it’s so simple but so great. “…this makes us truly happy.” Spreading the word makes John happy, just as spreading the word should make us happy. We should rejoice in spreading the word.
1 John 1:5 ; Here’s where it gets even better. “God is light and doesn’t have any darkness in him.” Our God is just awesome. This is one of those times where I just become more awestruck about our God. Light cannot coexist with darkness, so if there is light (God) there is no darkness. When we have God, we have no darkness.
1 John 1:6 ; We must not just say we live in the light, we must actually live in the light. Saying one thing and doing another is no bueno.
1 John 1:7 ; If we do live in the light, we will be forgiven and have eternal life. This verse makes it sound so easy, but it also sounds like a happy-ending-kind-of-story, doesn’t it? Forgiveness of all our sins AND eternal life with our savior? If we abide in the Lord and live in this great light.
1 John 1:8 ; Saying we have not sinned is so far from the truth.
1 John 1:9 ; I wrote this one down in my notebook. I have heard one too many people say that they feel like God won’t forgive them for what they’ve done wrong. This is a perfect verse if you know someone like that. Jesus died for every single sin that will ever be committed (that includes mine and yours). Our God is so faithful and merciful that he will forgive us for every single sin, no matter how big or small we think it is. When I think of forgiveness, the definition in my head is to pay all the debt one owes, not to hold one’s debt over his/her head, but to simply let it go.
1 John 1:10 ; This one made me think for a moment, because it says “we make God a liar” and I came to the conclusion that we make Him a liar because He takes our sins as His own, so if we lie, He becomes a liar? I’m not really sure about this one. Maybe it’s because we are supposed to be like a spitting image of Him but if we lie, He seems as a liar. If someone could help me with this one, that’d be appreciated!
I’m excited for tomorrow’s chapter! Sorry I’m late on this, I went straight from church to work, then worked all day and I took a nap on my break. Don’t forget to stay in the Word! God Bless♥