I John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
To show or demonstrate plainly; reveal. Clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious. Evident to the senses, especially to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived, prove or make something clear.
Practicing truth requires an understanding of the purpose of light. On the very first day of His creative masterpiece God said, “Let there be light, and there was light.” He knew it was light that would separate night from day. In the beginning that was the truth. God began with light and then He practiced His own truth and life came into being. Jesus was practicing truth when He spoke to us, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Paul was practicing truth when he wrote “when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light.
It took me a beat to catch the incredible truth pulled out of Paul’s Word. What might have seemed too simple to catch became very personal. Light is not a reflection of anyone else’s intellect or truth. We’ve been given all the visible signs of light around and in truth we ARE light. That’s truth that takes a lot of practice to become personal experience. I wonder if the reason so many of us do our Bible study early in the morning is because intuitively we understand daybreak is a perfect object lesson. Those early hours are when we clearly see the difference between artificial light and “real” light. We are in fellowship with God as we see light come to life before our own eyes and experience practicing truth that really does overcomes darkness.