In 1 John 1, John writes about 3 attitudes towards sin. The first attitude is hypocrisy – “If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth” (1 John 1:6). John emphasizes that this attitude is a clear contradiction between what we say we believe and how we act. If you claim to be walking in the light, but your actions show otherwise, it’s hypocrisy. The correction is found in the following verse, simply said, “walk in the light” and you’ll be right with God and with others.
To walk in the light means to follow God. You’re either following God’s way or man’s way. You can’t follow both God and man because they are opposite directions. You can’t face both ways at the same time. You’re either facing God or you’re not.
Which direction are you facing? Who are you following? God’s ways or the world’s ways? Do you follow God on Sunday, but how about at home on Wednesdays? or at the tennis club? or at work? or at your child’s school? or at social events? Even more enlightening, who would others say you’re following?
The best way to know if you’re following Christ or not, is to follow the guidelines God gives us in His Word. Spend time in His Word. . .allow it to saturate your thoughts and you will find yourself following God more and more. Focus on, and follow the Light!