1 John 2:9-11 says; "Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them."(NIV)
As believers, we are children of the light. Jesus said in John 8:12b; " "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Walking in the light is following Jesus, we can walk in righteousness through the cleansing of His blood.
Jesus gave us two basic commandments, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.(Matthew 22:37-40) But men love the darkness rather than the light because their deeds are evil.
But when we walk in love, we have fellowship with God, Jesus will have a place in our heart. Walking in love is walking in the light, those who do not love their brothers or neighbors are walking in darkness and do not know where they are going.
1 John 1:7 says; "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.(KJV)
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your light has come. I am walking in the light, I refuse to be controlled by hate, I refuse to walk in darkness. The blood of Jesus has cleansed me from every sin. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus! Amen!