The true Christian will walk in the light. That means they will live a style of life that reflects something of God’s character and reflects obedience or conformity to God’s will. We also saw that a true Christian will be sensitive to their own sin and that sensitivity will lead them to repentance and confession. We have also seen that the true Christian will have a new relationship not only with God and not only with sin, but with God’s Word. That true Christian’s life is marked by habitual obedience.
Our obedience will not be perfect. A true Christian will sin. That is why he must be sensitive to sin. But the life of a true Christian will be marked by a new relationship, a real relationship with the Word of God. And then, lastly, we studied that the true Christian will walk like Jesus walked. That doesn’t mean that we will be able to do all the miraculous things that Christ has done. It doesn’t mean that we will live a life of sinless perfection as he did. But it means that our style of walking, of living, of being, of talking, every aspect of our life will somehow be brought into conformity little by little, to the life of Jesus Christ, to the life of Christ.~Paul Washer
I John 1:8,9…If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.…
I John 2:3- ….By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
I John 3:24…The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
I John 3:6….No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.
By this you are judged. Not by your own estimation of yourself, but by the word of God. The word of God judges you, rightly by your obedience and growth in repentance and righteousness. Good fruit cannot be hidden, but neither can bad fruit. If the fruit is bad, the tree is bad. Your true nature shows to those in Christ. More…it shows to God.
Word of God. Truth unchanging.