Dear Lovers of God’s Word,
People in my area of the country are prone to a symptom called SAD which is Seasonal Affective Disorder due to a lack of sunlight. We have many cloudy days - day after day. People get depressed due to the sunlight deprivation.
Well I have a solution for SAD. It’s contained in verse 5 this week. In God is Light - light as in absolutely no darkness at all!!! I’m so grateful for His Word. As it is in your heart, it will mean so much more than if you just read it on a page. The light from His Word wants to shine, beam, and blaze right through us. Praise God!
If you want to begin seeing, in just a small way, how His light is beginning to cover the globe, please check out: https://drive.google.com/open?id=12npP11ry5AlTxn9N64Ips16g1HG2Ph8Y&usp=sharing and sign in yourself. It’s a Google map that some of us have pinned where we, from this group, live. Some have even offered their picture here. I am such a visual nut that to see your face, really helps me pray for you. That’s why we all look different - there’s no one like you so we know who you are with one glance.
Please focus on these verses and begin weaving them in with the former 4 verses. Verse 6 has been very effective in bringing conviction to me. Here they are:
1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. (ESV)
1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: (KJV)
I thought I copied verse 6 of the KJV wrong because it seems to be missing something. I check many times and it is translated that way. The NKJV includes the word “practice” prior to the words, the truth so it says, “and do not practice the truth”, which makes more sense to me.
While I’m at it, I post ESV and KJV for no particular reason as I do not personally use either one. Would anyone prefer that I post another version? I would opt to limit it to two versions because I formerly posted three versions and the post can get really lengthy and I doubt if many read it when it’s real long. So adieu!