1 John 1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Introduction, The Incarnate Word
1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.
God Is Light
5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
I’m so thankful that our church went over this chapter in 1 John this week. God is Faithful, and He wants to take away our sins. Will we accept His gift of grace will we let Him cleans us from ALL sin. Or will we continue down our man made path of I’m good enough or I follow the 10 commandments or I’m better than most. Those are all lies of Satan. And if we believe those to be true than in verse 10 we are calling God a liar. Don’t be trapped trying to be good enough for God. God has already been good enough for us, and when I say us I mean all of us. All Sin, it has been dealt with past, present, future. My debt for needed relief of sin goes up everyday but the blood of Jesus is sufficient payment for my mistakes. Accept the gift of grace, accept the one true gospel of Jesus Christ. God is Light go and spend time there with Him and let Him cleanse you from your sins. He will take you as you are.