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Ephesians 5:1-20 (New International Version)
New International Version ^ | between A.D. 60-63. | The Apostle Paul

Posted on 09/28/2012 3:19:56 PM PDT by justlittleoleme

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.

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I read this today and feel that it is very fitting to the times.
1 posted on 09/28/2012 3:20:02 PM PDT by justlittleoleme
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To: justlittleoleme

Thank you for this powerful reminder from Paul. It is humbling to read and realize how immature I still am. That God would grant grace enough to realize these wonderful charactistics of a man of faith...this is my prayer. Again, thanks.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 4:59:00 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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