Thoughts From Ephesians (Thought # 41) Walk in the Light (Eph. 5:3-14) -Intro

In this passage, 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 Christians 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.

The  next few articles will  reflect the contrasts that Paul is trying to make. Note: we may break down each of  these sections also.

  • Exalt God, not idols (Eph. 5:3-6)
  • Exhibit the Fruit of the Light (Eph. 5:7-10)
  • Expose the Darkness Eph. 5:11-14)

-Larry Miles, Lipscomb University, June 26, 2019

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