“But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7
Have you ever been in a literal dark place? I have a time or two. I can remember being out in the woods once when it was so dark you could barely see your hand in front of you.
John writes about a spiritual darkness that’s way darker than any literal darkness. It’s the darkness of not realizing our need for a Savior because we don’t even recognize that we are sinners. Such was the case with a group of people John was addressing in 1 John. They could not bring themselves to admit that they were sinners at all. They thought they were keeping the Law to perfection, but John was trying to help them understand that, in spite of their best efforts, they were still sinners. John knew this was so important for them to understand because without this, they would never see their need for the Savior.
In 1 John 1:7, John brings out another important point, and that is once we come to the place of recognizing our need for the Savior, we are then walking in the Light and the blood of Jesus keeps us clean. His blood continually washes over us like a “waterfall of forgiveness” cleansing us continually “from all sin.”
Today, may we live in the light of our constant need for our Savior and let His blood continually cleanse us from all sin.