Verses 6 through 10 comprise a unit as John describes walking in the light with Christ. Verse 6 declares that this is where a Christian ought to be. Verses 7 and 9 inform us how we can apprehend this coveted place. Verses 8 and 10 warn us what conditions keep a saint from being in close contact with his God.
Just like Revelation chapters 2 and 3 were penned to give the church a remedy for spiritual illness, lethargy and death these five verses (1st John 1:6-10) comprise a composite of what it means to have individual fellowship with God. This verse is one of two penned to remove the self deception that one can have fellowship with the Lord and remain in sin. The prophet records: “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3.