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Verse of the Day (July 20, 2020)

Verse of the Day (July 20, 2020) #BMSeminary – In these verses John introduces one of the great effects of the gospel, namely, the transformation of life that occurs in the genuine gospel-believer. John speaks of this transformation as one from “darkness” into “light.” To “walk in darkness” means to pursue a pattern of life apart from God, who is light (vv. 5–6). “Walking in the light” means both fellowship with God (v. 6) and fellowship with other believers (v. 7). It does not mean that we will never sin. After all, in this very passage John reminds us that when we do sin, God has provided a trustworthy ground of forgiveness: “The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin” (v. 7). When we base our confessions of sin on this fact, God is “faithful and just to forgive us our sins” and also to “cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (v. 9). [Gospel Transformation Study Bible]

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