Purity – The road less traveled

Re: Verse reading – Psalm 24:1-6; Ephesians 5:1-16 (day one) 
“For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”–Jesus (Matthew 7:14)

In Ephesians 4 and 5, the Bible gives moral instructions.  Spiritual requirements. These two chapters (with other portions of God’s word) point to a path of purity from sin and issue a call for every believer to walk this path in obedience and blessing.  Many subjects are addressed.  Honesty–v 25.  Anger–v 26.  Stealing–v 28.  Hurtful language–v 29.  Sexual immorality–5:3ff.  All component parts of the “new life” that God gives us in Christ by the Spirit, and all difficult to teach in an age of moral ambiguity.  Many in this generation resist this teaching as “legalistic” or “rule-focused”.  I imagine the same was true in Paul’s day.  More to say as the week comes.  “Two roads diverged in a narrow wood, and I–I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”–Robert Frost

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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