I John 1:6-7 “If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
The word fellowship really means to hold something in common. It is the condition of sharing similar interests, ideals, or experiences, as by reason of profession, religion, or nationality. You can have a church fellowship, a sports fellowship, even a business fellowship. As a member of one of these fellowships, you agree to share something in common with other members.
Since darkness is the opposite of light, they have nothing in common. If we are walking in darkness and He is in the light, we cannot claim to have fellowship with Him.
But when we walk in the light, as He is in the light, then we are in fellowship with Jesus Christ. We know that He will not allow sin into His presence. That’s a problem, since we are all sinners. But just as the sun will bleach out an old towel that is left by the pool, His light will bleach out our souls! His light will purify us, and will get rid of all that old nasty sin that likes to stay in the dark. When we step into His light and stay there, He keeps us clean. Then, we can have fellowship with Him.
Dear Father, Thank You for agreeing to be in fellowship with me. I want to stay near You, and walk in Your light.