Our relationships with one another are inundated with performance. When someone doesn’t perform in the way we think they ought to, we start to walk away from them. Our relationship with God is the same. We feel like we have to perform at a certain standard to be worthy. We think, if we can just attain a certain level of holiness, we will eventually be acceptable to God.
As we take a look at 1 John 1:5-2:6 we will discover that something else entirely different is the case. And this affects our relationship with God and our relationship with each other.