Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Fellowship is a word that we simply define as friendship. As Baptists we may define it as eating with one another at a large gathering. The truth is that those are only outward signs of fellowship. 1 John 1: 6 tells us that we can claim to have fellowship without actually doing so. The next verse however tells us how we can have real fellowship, or real community with one another.
1 John 1: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he (God) is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.
Walking in the light means to live openly and honestly with those around us. According to the Bible we will never have true fellowship without an open honest interface with those in our lives. It goes further to say that this type of relationship is possible with God. Through honest reflection and genuine repentance, salvation is available to us. Thank God he sent his son Jesus so that we could form a REAL relationship and community with him and those who likewise live openly and honestly.