New Self

Re:Verse reading–Ephesians 4:17-5:20 (day four)  Who is it that Paul is writing to?  Gentiles.  Or, more accurately, saved Gentiles.  He is telling the church in Ephesus not to walk as they used to walk…in the futility of their mind.  And why were their minds futile?  Because of the hardness of their heart.  It was their heart that directed their minds.  Darkness…callousness… ignorance…all of this was changed by the light of the Holy Spirit who came to dwell in their heart.  They were to now walk in a new life…they were changed by the presence and relationship with Christ.  Life was new and Paul admonished them to let their actions reflect their changed heart.  There was a reason why the Gentiles were rejected by God and Paul is teaching them to put aside any sibilance of those lifestyles so they could avoid the wrath of God.  Does your life reflect any of the unfruitful deeds of darkness?  All things become visible when they are exposed to light.  Allow the light of Christ to shine through you.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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