By Larry Miles
In Eph. 5:7-10 Paul reminds us that we are "in Christ" and that our lives must reflect that identity. He warns that we must "Display Our Lives By Not Joining Those in Darkness." Paul has warned the Ephesian Christians, and us, that if we live like the ones who revel in the "works of the flesh" instead of living a life permeated by "the works of the Spirit" we will share in the punishment of the ones who rebel against God.
Eph. 5:7 reads as follows, "Therefore do not be partakers with them." We are to be the salt of the earth. Remember, we are to live in the world, but not of the world (1 John 2:15-17). The folks in the world must be able to see the love of Christ in us. They must know by our lives that we love them, while not loving their sin. It is not easy to separate the sin and the sinner, but we must always ask the Lord to help us attain that and live in the Spirit as we seek the lost and strengthen the saved.
- Larry Miles lives in Louisville, KY and publishes "Larry's Lines" several times a week. Copyright 2019. Visit his website: http://larryslines.com/