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Ephesians 5 Part 2–Choosing Light

No matter the pace of your life, there are always opportunities to choose between darkness and light. Adam and Eve faced a crucial decision between the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Regrettably, they succumbed to the lie. Instead, they could have found solace in the knowledge that goodness, light, and life surrounded them. They had the privilege of walking with the loving Creator, the one who bestowed upon them the  perfect garden.

However, they desired to become their own version of God rather than walking alongside Him. Soon enough, they realized the consequences of their choice—they had exchanged life and light for death and separation. Unfortunately, it was too late by then.

Paul urges the Ephesians to make a different choice. He encourages them to walk in the light and shun evil. Regardless of how pervasive darkness may be in the culture, by embracing the light of Christ, that darkness is exposed and eradicated. We are called to emulate Christ by demonstrating selflessness and love for others in all aspects of life.

With the knowledge that we serve a resurrected Savior who banishes all darkness and fear, we can live contentedly on the path we have chosen. Envision a life devoid of fear, where selfish desires and sin hold no sway. We prioritize our relationship with Him, and in turn, He illuminates our path and removes obstacles. Although this life is never easy and constantly presents challenges,

Jesus offers us a purposeful and gratifying existence. By simply walking with Him and refraining from attempting to usurp His role as God, we gain the promise of eternal life. When faced with the choice between light and darkness, we should ponder one simple question: “Am I walking with God or seeking to replace Him?”

God Bless You

Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved [a]you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God [b]as a fragrant aroma.

But immorality [c]or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among [d]saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know with certainty, that no [e]immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 [f]trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even [g]expose them; 12 for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things become visible when they are [h]exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.

14 For this reason [i]it says,

“Awake, sleeper,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.”

15 Therefore [j]be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 [k]making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, [l]for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to [m]one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to [n]God, even the Father; 21 [o]and be subject to one another in the [p]fear of Christ.


This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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