Christmas Bible Reading Plan 2015 – Day 14

Day 14 – 1 John 1:4-7
by Niels

This short text is powerful and tells the truth directly. It takes away the grey areas that are easy to find comfort in. We read about God’s perfection and our need to follow His example.

The light stands for all that is good, it is truth and purity. Darkness symbolises the evil and sinfulness of the world.

A pretty clear picture is painted in this text, telling us to stay away from all darkness. Living a sinful life does not work when having a relationship with God. We need to stay in the light, and stay pure in order to be with God. But we can’t do this on by our own strength. It’s impossible. But we can’t ask for God’s help, and know that it is Jesus’ sacrifice that keeps us pure. We have to accept it from Him. 

However, it is important to remember the last part of the text, where we’re told that going into the light, purifies us from all the darkness in our lives. Jesus cleans us from our sin.

Consider for yourself: Are you staying in the light?