Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

This is the message he has given us to announce to you: God is light and there is no darkness in him at all.  So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness.  We are not living in the truth. 
                                                1 John 1:5-6 (NLT)
God is light.  Ok, that's great.  But what exactly does it mean?  As I read this passage, it occurred to me that light is what makes it impossible for things to be hidden.  The Gospel of John teaches us that Jesus is the light but that people loved darkness.  This is because people don't want what is hidden in them to be seen. 
The truth is that God already sees.  But often times we still try to hide our ugliness from Him (and especially from each other).  But if God is light, then who we are, what we've become and that which we want to ignore will be seen.

John is saying that people will claim to have fellowship with God while still living in spiritual darkness.  I believe these are the ones who claim to be Christians while hiding something inside.  I think that these are the ones who have deceit in their hearts or are trying hide their true intentions from God. 
I can only imagine the number of people who look like a child of God, talk like a child of God and even do the acts of a child of God while all along doing everything for their own benefits.  I'm reminded of the Pharisees who prayed in public so that they could be seen. 
We can speak and act like Christians.  We can claim to have fellowship with Jesus.  But if we are spiritually dark, being filled with self instead of the Holy Spirit, then we are liars.  And "we are not living in the truth".
In the love of Christ,


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