Ephesians 5:6-10 - 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not become partners with them; 8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.
One of the biggest complaints Christians hear is that of “hypocrisy:” saying one thing, yet doing another. Unfortunately we’re all guilty of it from time to time. We often feel the struggle between our spirit and our flesh, but is it possible for a self-declared “Christian” to lead a sinful life with no hint of repentance? Are they just “empty words”?
Are we to be “partners” with such people? Are we these people?
Paul says we once were “darkness,” but because of Jesus, we are now “light in the world.” We are to “walk as children of light.” Our lives should reflect this change, and we should seek to discern what pleases the Lord and live in such a way.
• How would you describe the “darkness” in your life before Jesus?
• In what ways would you describe “the light” in your life as a result of Jesus’ work?
• Action - Spend some time in prayer praising God for his transformation in your life.