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Monday, March 2, 2020

Walk in the Light (Eph. 5:3-14)

By Larry Miles

       In Ephesians 5:3-14 Paul describes the themes of light and darkness by contrasting the works of darkness and the fruit of the  Spirit. In Eph 5:8 he writes, “For you were once darkness.” Paul  does not say that Christian are  walking in darkness. Rather he uses the term “once.” What did he mean by  that terminology? Just as  he reminded the  church at Corinth that before they became Christians they were involved in many ungodly actions, he tells us here I that we are “light in the world.” We must live out our lives  glorifying God and reflecting that we are  children of light.
       Notice the contrasts that Paul is trying to make:
           Exalt God, not idols (Eph. 5:3-6)
           Exhibit the Fruit of he Light (Eph. 5:7-10)
            Expose the Darkness Eph. 5:11-14)

- Larry Miles lives in Louisville, KY and publishes "Larry's Lines" several times a week. Copyright 2019. Visit his website: http://larryslines.com/


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