Scripture Minute – 1 John 1:6

“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.” (1 John 1:6)

If someone claims to have fellowship or a close relationship with God, but continues to live in darkness or sin, they are not being truthful. “Walking in darkness” refers to living a life characterized by sinful behaviour, ignorance of God’s truth, or a lack of moral integrity. In this verse, John is focusing on the importance of living in accordance with the truth and the teachings of God. If someone claims to have a relationship with God but their actions contradict this claim, they are not genuinely following the truth.

This verse is a reminder that we are to live a life that aligns with God’s will and to avoid hypocrisy. As members of the Body of Christ, it is our duty to pursue a genuine relationship with God, characterized by righteousness, holiness, sanctification and truthfulness in both words and deeds.