Thoughts From Ephesians-Thought # 48-Display Light By Not Joining Those in Darkness. (Eph. 5:7)

In Eph. 5:7-10 Paul reminds of that we are “in Christ” and that  our lives must reflect that identity. In the first of 4 short articles based on that theme he says 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, August 8, 2019

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