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. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.God is perfect and He is the light in the darkness. If we truly believe and have Him in our lives, we too are lights to those around us who are walking in the darkness. But if we walk in darkness yet proclaim He is in our hearts, we are liars and we are making a fool of God and we do not have Him in our hearts. We need to confess our sins and with our whole heart we need to let God into our lives and let Him take complete control. If we try to live on our own, we will continue down the path of darkness and we will fail. We need to die to ourselves, lose our selfish ways and follow Him wholeheartedly.