This simple but profound epistle urges us to live out what we profess and to enjoy true fellowship with God by walking in His light, love, and life. It contains a perfect blend of truth and love, firmness and graciousness, exhortation and consolation, warning against false teaching and witness to what is genuine. This powerful little letter both encourages us and challenges us in our faith.
In his prologue, John remembers the apostolic fellowship with Christ and desires to share the joy of that fellowship with his readers (1:1-4). This fellowship is conditioned by walking in the light and is made possible by the blood of Jesus (1:5-10).
READING of 1 JOHN 1
Lord, You are Light, and in You there is no darkness at all. When we walk in the Light as You Yourself are in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Your Son cleanses us from all sin.
Meditation passage for today: verses 1-3, 5, 7-9