Bible: Ephesians 5:1-12

Live in Love

5:1 Therefore, be 1  imitators of God as dearly loved children 5:2 and live 2  in love, just as Christ also loved us 3  and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering 4  to God. 5:3 But 5  among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, 6  or greed, as these are not fitting for the saints. 7  5:4 Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting – all of which are out of character – but rather thanksgiving. 5:5 For you can be confident of this one thing: 8  that no person who is immoral, impure, or greedy (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Live in the Light

5:6 Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things God’s wrath comes on the sons of disobedience. 9  5:7 Therefore do not be partakers with them, 10  5:8 for you were at one time darkness, but now you are 11  light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light 5:9 for the fruit of the light 12  consists in 13  all goodness, righteousness, and truth 5:10 trying to learn 14  what is pleasing to the Lord. 5:11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather 15  expose them. 16  5:12 For the things they do 17  in secret are shameful even to mention.

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