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Read Ephesians 5:8-14

Read Ephesians 5:8-14

8You yourselves used to be in the darkness, but since you have become the Lord’s people, you are in the light. So you must live like people who belong to the light, 9for it is the lighth that brings a rich harvest of every kind of goodness, righteousness, and truth. 10Try to learn what pleases the Lord. 11Have nothing to do with the worthless things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light. 12(It is really too shameful even to talk about the things they do in secret.) 13And when all things are brought out to the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed; 14for anything that is clearly revealed becomes light.i That is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper,
and rise from death,
and Christ will shine on you.


As Paul writes to a Christian community he speaks of some of the things that they used to do – in this passage he focuses more on the positive things that they are doing; the people that they are becoming.  He encourages them to be light in a world of darkness.


Lord, let your light overcome my darkness.

h the light; some manuscripts have the Spirit.
i anything that is clearly revealed becomes light; or it is light that clearly reveals everything.

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