1 John 1:5 God is light #243
I have been sharing lately on instagram about how important it is that we root ourselves in the truth. When we don’t know the truth it becomes much easier to be swayed with the opinions of other people, even if they are Christians. So many of us will listen to whatever we hear, especially if it’s someone we look up to like a pastor, blogger, author or speaker. What becomes dangerous is when the person sharing makes it more about their own opinions than the Word of God.
I love how John starts off 1 John 1:5, “This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.” John is about to share a message from God and he makes sure to point that out, proving that he’s not just sharing his own opinion, but what he is about to share is important and carries authority. I personally love how he reminds us of that and think that Christians might view the Bible differently if they remembered that every verse is true and came straight from God. And can we all just agree that the life of every Christian would be much different if each of us went to God for wisdom, instead of man.
He then goes on to drive his point by saying, “God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.” Wow, what a strong statement on so many fronts. First of all, there is not one trace of darkness in God, at all, ever! Ever, ever, ever. Which means all the people who have blamed God for something bad, are wrong. Why? Because that is not God’s nature. Let me keep it simple by reminding you of this: if it’s good, it’s from God. If it’s bad, it’s from the enemy.
I feel like this verse so depicts the very nature of God. He is bright, like the sun. Just one glimpse of him can change everything. And the opposite holds true too. If something is dark, it’s because there is no light and if there is no light, then there is no God.
Not even a trace of negativity or darkness can be found in Father God because he is the light of the world (John 8:12). I want to challenge you that if you want to go deeper with him as your Father, then you are going to have to understand this basic principle that was made so clear in 1 John 1:5. It’s time to understand that he is a good Father who is perfect in every way.
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