Walk In Your Father’s Light, part 2 (Ephesians 4:14-16)

Paul, wanting to urge the church to walk in the Father’s light, uses a quotation to exhort his readers. Many think the quote is a mashup of a few exhortations in Isaiah; some think it an early Christian hymn. Paul takes it and urges, “Wake up!” (3 Minutes/400 Words)

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Walk In Your Father’s Light, part 1 (Ephesians 5:7-14)

Not only is our Father a God of love (Ephesians 5:1-6), but He is also a God of light (Ephesians 5:7-14). In the passage before us, Paul tells us we are now "light in the Lord." We are to walk, Paul says, "as children of light." The fruit which is born from our lives is to be the fruit of light, that which is good and right and true. (4 Minutes / 700 Words)

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Walk In Your Father’s Love, part 2 (Ephesians 5:3-6)

Paul has just instructed his readers to imitate the love of God as demonstrated in the sacrificial cross of Christ (Ephesians 5:1-2). Our love is to be one which lays aside the self and lives for the betterment of others. It might seem odd, then, to hear Paul immediately move into an exhortation to flee sexual immorality, sexual impurity, and sexual covetousness. How is this an imitation of the love of God? (800 Words / 4 Minutes)

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