“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.”
Here is the antidote for walking in the darkness. We walk in the light, as God in Christ is in the light, through the cleansing power of the spilt blood of Christ on the cross. His blood is sufficient and able to cleanse our dark hearts from the cloying effects of sin. This moral disease will continue to lead us in the darkness, if we do not seek the light of God. The darkness can never overcome the light, and as we seek the light as revealed in the Scriptures, we will find God.
“You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.”
Once we begin on the path of seeking and finding the light, we will find it if we are really wanting it. Only the Lord can put this in our hearts and desires, for we do not naturally seek the Lord. We are used to the darkness and it suits our way of thinking and living, so to want something more requires we become dissatisfied with the darkness and seek the love and warmth of the living God. We seek Him because He is seeking us. Only when we are sick of our sin do we embrace the love of Christ and what He did for us on the cross, dying for the redemption of our souls to God. When we put our trust in Him and that mighty work of salvation, we are forgiven. God gives us a new life in Christ, and a new nature, so that we love Him and want to be like Him. Christ is our Lord and so the Light of the World becomes our light and we walk in Him. Then we can have fellowship with the people of God, who also walk in His ways and are trusting in the living Saviour.
When we are cleansed by Christ we can walk in the light. We can never follow just by keeping sets of rules, but need the deep heart work of spiritual resurrection that makes our souls alive to God. God opens the way to us and we walk in it by the light of His Word. We walk in it’s light because we are new creations in Christ and have fellowship with the Lord Jesus and the Father and are in-dwelt by the Holy Spirit. We are right with God.