Making decisions in the dark can lead to some regrettable consequences. Back in the days before
electricity, a tightfisted old farmer was taking his hired man to task for carrying a lighted lantern
when he went to call on his best girl. “Why,” he exclaimed, “when I … More
The Christian is not merely enlightened; he is the light of the world (v. 8). He is to walk in the light and by so doing expose the sin and darkness around him just by living as a Christian should. Have you ever experienced walking into a room where a group of people were telling dirty jokes and all at once things became very quiet and the joke telling stopped? Just your presence as a Christian brought conviction, as it should. To “walk as children of light” means that we are not to try to hide anything from the eyes of God.
It is easy to hide things from those around us because they cannot see our hearts and minds, but “all things are naked and opened into the eyes of him with whom we have to do” (Heb. 4:13). We should live above reproach morally so that we will reflect God’s goodness to others (v. 8). Make your light shine (v. 9). Be good and honest and truthful, as you try to please the Lord (v. 10). Paul instructs us to expose the “unfruitful works of darkness” which would include any activity that results in sin or our silence may be interpreted as approval (v. 11). God needs people who will take a stand for what is right. We must lovingly speak out for what is true and right. Paul is appealing to the Ephesians to wake up and realize the dangerous condition into which some of them had been slipping.
Can I think of anything in my life that I wish God could not see? It could even be an attitude about lost souls and my responsibility to reach them.
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Ephesians 2:1-3How we Were ’Before’ Salvation
Ephesians 2:4-10How He Works in Us ’After’ Salvation
Ephesians 2:11-13My Position in Christ As a Gentile
Ephesians 2:14-18We Are One Body in Christ
Ephesians 2:19-22Fellowship Needs to Be a Priority
Ephesians 3:1-6Missionary to The Gentiles
Ephesians 3:7-13Mystery of God’s Grace
Ephesians 3:14-21Prayer For God’s Power And Love
Ephesians 4:1-6Spiritual Unity
Ephesians 4:7-16Gifts From The Risen Messiah
Ephesians 4:17-22Walk As a New Person in Christ
Ephesians 4:23-29Be Holy And Not Sinful
Ephesians 4:30-32Grieving God’s Spirit by The Way we Live
Ephesians 5:1-7Who do You Try to Imitate?
Ephesians 5:8-14Walk as Children of Light
Ephesians 5:15-21Evidences Of a Spirit-filled Life
Ephesians 5:22-24Instructions to Wives
Ephesians 5:25-33Instructions to Husbands
Ephesians 6:1-4Training Children to Obey
Ephesians 6:5-9Living Under Authority
Ephesians 6:10-13Armor of God
Ephesians 6:14-17Stand Protected During Our Daily Battle
Ephesians 6:18-24The Warrior’s Resource