(Verse chosen from today’s Bible study – 1 John 1-5)
The measure of my godliness is whether or not I’m doing what God wants me to do.
It is not enough for me to say that I am His follower. All those in my midst have heard my talk. They are equally aware of my walk. My talk/walk must be in synch!
John’s language is strong (“liar”) describing those whose words/deeds don’t match up.
My relationship to God must be completely close. I want to please Him in everything I do. That certainly includes word and deed.
I must be determined to know God as well as I can. I cannot plead ignorance about what He expects.
I need to be certain that I am obeying Him. I have to walk closely with Him all day long.
“Lord, help me. I want my talk/walk to totally honor You. Your love for me is overwhelming. I deserve none of it. It is pure grace and I thank You for it. May Your Holy Spirit saturate my life. I cannot function in a Godly way on my own. I love You, Father.”