I’ve just been reminded of this passage as I was doing my quiet time with God.
1 John 5:1-12 (NIV)
Faith in the Son of God
1Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
6This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7For there are three that testify: 8the[a] Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 9We accept man’s testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. 10Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
I was just reminded that God is Light, and in him there is no darkness at all. And if we say we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness.. we lie… and we do not practice the truth…
But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another.. No matter what colour our skin, or what denomination, or what cultural background, no matter what social economic level we live in, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His son cleanses us from all sin.
God, I thank you for such a timely reminder.