Scriptures urge us to walk in the light. The thing is you have to want to walk into the light. It has to be a desire and true intention of yours. A lot of times people want to yell, “THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!” when in reality they just wanted to do it. We were born into sin, so our flesh craves all kinds of things. God understands that sometimes we may stumble and fall. He understands that we will make mistakes. Walking in the light means you are wholeheartedly trying to walk according to His Plan.
Where we, as people, stumble is in the true intentions of our heart. We cannot walk in the light and continue to do actions of darkness. For one, it’s completely dishonest. God will not be made a mockery of. He will bring your darkness to light and make an example of you for others. (I definitely wouldn’t want to be in those shoes.)
Secondly, walking in your filth while claiming to be the light is not how you share the Good News. You’re bringing confusing news. You will draw people only to cause them to stumble and be worse off than they originally were. The world already has plenty of lost souls, sad souls, lonely souls all yearning for the light, yearning for something to warm them and make them whole. When you walk according to the Word, you do so not only for yourself but also for others. People want to be drawn to something real. Everything else in the world draws people in and lets them down or disappoints them. Let them see how God will never do that.
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I John 1: 7 (AMP) but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations]
I John 1: 6-7 (MSG) If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth—we’re not living what we claim. But if we walk in the light, God himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God’s Son, purges all our sin.