May 09, 2013

living in the light

follow God's example in everything you do, because you are His dear children.

live a life filled with love for others, following the example of Christ, who loved you and gave Himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins.

And God was pleased, because that sacrifice was like sweet perfume to Him.

let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you.

such sins have no place among God's people.

Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes--these are not for you.

instead, let there be thankfulness to God.

You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God.

for a greedy person is really an idolater who worships the things of this world.

don't be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the terrible anger of God comes upon all those who disobey Him.

don't participate in the things these people do.

for though your heart was once full of darkness, now you are full of light from the Lord, and your behavior should show it!

for this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.

try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.

take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, rebuke and expose them.

it is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.

but when the light shines on them, it becomes clear how evil these things are.

and where your light shines, it will expose their evil deeds.

this is why it is said, "awake, o sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

ephesians 5:1-14



i needed that reminder yesterday, and in my bible study God sent it to me & i wanted to share it.




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