But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)
Sometimes, when you feel overwhelmed, it helps to remember that you are chosen by God, through grace, to inherit eternal life — to be part of His special people.
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.’ (Jn 8:12)
Light represents goodness, purity, holiness, and truth. Darkness represents sin, evil, and Satan. As the light of the world, Jesus brings light to mankind. When we follow Jesus Christ, the light of the world, we can avoid walking blindly and falling into sin. Confession of our sins restores our fellowship with God. Walking in the light is the key to having fellowship with God and experiencing intimacy with Him.
Practically speaking, what does it mean to “walk in the light” and not “in darkness”? Continue reading
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Cor 1:9)
We often use the term ‘fellowship’ among a group of people having common interests, ideals, or experiences. There are several fellowship groups formed in the church such as youth fellowship, sister fellowship, senior or evergreen fellowship, and so on. Have we thought of having fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ? True Christian fellowship is made possible only by and through a living relationship with God.
How can we have fellowship with God? In 1 John, the apostle John explains what it means to have fellowship with God. He explains how believers can walk in God’s light and have fellowship with Him and one another (1 Jn 1:7). Continue reading
Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake [καταλαμβάνω] you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. (John 12:35)
G2638 καταλαμβάνω (from 2596 /katá, “down, according to,” which intensifies 2983 /lambánō, “aggressively take”) – properly, take hold of exactly, with decisive initiative (eager self-interest); to grasp something in a forceful (firm) manner; (figuratively) to apprehend (comprehend), “making it one’s own.”
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