“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 (NIV)
The common bond of Christian fellowship is the cleansing forgiveness of our sins because of Jesus Christ. We walk in the light of His grace, not in the darkness of our sin. Yes, in our human nature we sin but because we know the light of Christ’s grace we are not beaten down or obsessed with beating others down to our level. The shed blood of Calvary has cleansed us.
Fellowship with like believers who equally find forgiveness in Jesus is a pure relationship, not motivated by self-exaltation or means of personal profiting. We do not walk in our light but in the light of our Savior and that is our common ground.
Let’s pray today for an opportunity to share the wonderful news with another of Christ’s cleansing forgiveness.