How Do I Walk in the Light?

1 John 1:5–10

Walking in the light is a matter of life and death for the Christian. In this lab, Pastor John teaches us what it means and how to do it.

Principle for Bible Reading


How can you walk by faith when your Bible is open before you, but your mind wanders and your heart is distracted?

  • Admit that you need God’s help to focus and be engaged. It might be helpful to cast all present anxieties on him before you begin your study (1 Peter 5:6–7).
  • Pray for help to not only understand God’s word, but to also be obedient to it (James 1:22).
  • Trust a specific promise. In this case, Paul’s words to Timothy may be helpful: “Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything” (2 Timothy 2:7).
  • Act by prayerfully reading, thinking about, and meditating on truth.
  • Thank God for his word and for meeting you whether you feel like it was especially rich or not.

Study Questions

  1. Walking in the light is imperative to having fellowship with God (1 John 1:5–10). What do you think it means to walk in the light?
  2. How does walking in the light enable us to have fellowship with one another (1 John 1:7)?
  3. Are there any ways in which you are not walking in the light?