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Daily Devotional

Heart-to-Heart Fellowship
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.
I John 1:7
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October
Live near to God and all things will appear little to you in comparison with eternal realities.
Robert Murray McCheyne
Beloved, for God to have fellowship with us in this sin-cursed world, we must walk in His light. The apostle John is not addressing merely our manner of living, but the motivation for doing what we do. Dear Christian, God must have your heart before you can give Him your hands and feet. Our conduct before God must be the expression of our hearts. For us to walk with God, our hearts must be in agreement and in harmony with Him.

God is light, and in Him is no guile, deceit, or hypocrisy, but rather truth, purity, and righteousness. Therefore we must have an enlightened heart to walk with God. The light of Gods purity has revealed our sinful condition and our dreadful state and has moved us to embrace the beauty of Christ crucified. Our hearts now desire to walk in purity and in truth.

We must have a sincere heart to walk with God. Christianity is not a fleshly performance, but a joint participation with the Lord. Our seeking for mercy and our reverence of the Lord are very real in our lives.

We must have a holy heart to walk with God. We absolutely abhor falsehood and all the filthy things of the world. Our hearts are in total agreement with God. We love what He loves, and we hate what He hates. As Amos 3:3 points out, Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Finally, we must have an open and transparent heart to walk with God. Our hearts must be so open to the truth of God that the doctrines of grace touch us and we readily accept what God says about righteousness, sin, hell, and judgment. Our hearts must be so open to God in prayer that we hide nothing from His holy face. Can the Lord testify of us, as He did of Nathanael, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile?
Daily devotions are from the book "Eagle's Wings" published by the Free Presbyterian Church.
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