Good Morning! Hope you all had a great weekend, and are having an excellent start to your Monday. My weekend was good. I had to work on Saturday, but got to relax and hang out with James and Samson on Sunday—always a good thing:) Anyways, back to Monday. So this morning I was reading in 1 John, and thought I would share this passage of scripture with you…
“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 1:5b-7
I like the black and whiteness of this passage. There is no possibility for grey area when talking about light and darkness. When light shines, darkness cannot exist. Likewise, where Christ’s light shines, evil/sin cannot exist. We can’t claim to be living for Christ if in actuality our lives are bathed in sin. We can’t pretend to exude the light of Christ on the outside if our actions and lifestyle choices don’t line up with what we claim to believe. Like I said, black and white.
I know this is heavy stuff, but there are so many Christians out there today who really think they can live in the grey areas of life. They don’t understand that Christianity requires death to the old nature—and a new life in Christ. Our society teaches us that it’s okay to compromise. That living a life fully committed to Christ isn’t necessary. The more we listen to those lies, the more blurred the lines become in our minds. We start to see Christianity as a grey area instead of the black and white truth that it is. This, my friends, is a very dangerous place to be. The Bible is very clear that our lives should be separate, or different, from the world. We can’t go on living in sin [walking in darkness] if we claim to be living for Christ [living in truth].
Are you living for Christ? I mean, really living for him? There is no grey area in Christianity—only the black and white truths. Don’t try to live in the grey. Commit to living completely, 100% in the light.
Well, I hope you all are having a great start to your week! God Bless:)