Bible Reading Podcast
1 John 1Series: 2023 Bible Reading
And now, a minute with the Word…
The first epistle of John speaks of the relationship between God, Jesus, and man. In 1 John Chapter 1, it tells of the blessings that true followers receive and the joy in fellowshipping with each other, which provides a connection to the Lord.
One of the main themes of 1 John Chapter 1 is honesty. John wrote about following the doctrine of Christ and believing in Him as Lord and Savior. He spoke about being honest with yourself, too, by comparing darkness and light. If you claim to be living in the light, John said, you can have nothing to do with the darkness without making yourself into a liar.
John’s epistle asks readers to reflect on their actions. It asks them to look in their hearts and minds for pure thoughts and good intentions. If those who claimed to be true Christians were really believers in Christ, they would love one another and commit selfless acts.
This did not mean that Christians were expected to be without fault. In 1 John Chapter 1, John said that if you commit a sin, acknowledge that you were wrong and repent. John acknowledged the fact that human beings are flawed and would struggle to stay on the path to righteousness. Yet, on their journey to know God, the act of seeking forgiveness was one of the most important tasks of true believers.