“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
This is a very simple, but powerful truth. If we have fellowship with God, then we will have fellowship with one another. Fellowship with God means that we are right with Him. If we are right with Him, then we are walking in the light of His Word. Walking in the light of His Word is about obedience to His will and submission to His plan.
Walking in this right relationship with our Creator is an amazing gift that keeps on giving. When we get this vertical relationship right, then our horizontal relationships with others begin to grow and develop in meaningful ways. True fellowship is an unbroken relationship. We are able to have unbroken relationship with one another, when we accept and share grace, mercy and forgiveness through love.
The way we accept and share is through a relationship with God through Jesus. We don’t deserve to be forgiven, but we are forgiven, because God is love. We can’t earn forgiveness, but we get forgiveness, because God is love. Forgiveness and relationship is not based on us, but Him and all that He has done for us.
We are all sinners, but God’s love through Jesus sets us free from sin and allows us to grow in all of our relationships!