Monday, December 09, 2013
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:5
No one has actually seen the sun. You see the brightness shining from the sun, but you haven't actually seen the sun itself. In fact, it is because of that brightness that you can't see the source of the light. In the same way, "No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him" (John 1:18). Jesus is the outshining of the Father.
It is either light or it is dark, but you can't have a light-dark day existing at the same moment because light always dispels darkness. And because God is light, His presence dispels the darkness. In Him there is no darkness at all. As Paul asked, "What communion has light with darkness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14).
The darkness of sin alienates man from God. God loves you and longs for fellowship with you. But don't be deceived. If you are walking in darkness you cannot be in fellowship with God. "If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and 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" (1 John 1:6-7).
Walk with Him today. Renounce sin's darkness; choose the Light.
Father, how grateful we are that the light of the gospel has shined unto us, that we may walk in the light, as You are in the light, and enjoy fellowship with You.
In Jesus' name, amen.
Excerpt from Wisdom for Today by Chuck Smith
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