Insights from Ephesians: Part Seven
As we continue in chapter five, there are many more truths to see
The chapter begins with instruction clear about what we should be:
Be imitators of God, my friend, for Jesus was the lamb,
Who forfeited His life for our sins; not a dove or ram.
The flesh is subject to many sins, not the least of which is impurity;
When we see them in a believer, it demonstrates immaturity.
God has told us we should be holy avoiding behavior immoral:
Obscenity, greed, foolish talk and certainly meaningless quarrels.
Once we lived in darkness, but now we live in the light.
The light reveals goodness and truth to be the goal in sight.
The evil deeds of darkness God wants us to expose,
The shameful, immoral deeds of the flesh are evils we oppose.
So wake up sleeper, rise and shine. It’s time to live in truth.
Throw off the impure deeds of the flesh, all things vile, uncouth.
It’s time to let Jesus shine through you, His glory to reflect.
It’s time live a life that’s pure, that garners love and respect.
Be careful then how you live, for the days are short.
Live your life with heaven in sight, gain a good report.
Do not get drunk on wine or spirits that make you lose control,
For your whole life belongs to God, body, spirit, and soul.
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