Ephesians 5:8-20 New Revised Standard Version
In order to appreciate God’s call on our lives, we must recognize and honor the gift within each of us. God’s gift of the Holy Spirit brings us the divinity of God. The Holy Spirit illuminates the light from the inside out so that the world will know us by our fruit. We are the church of Jesus Christ!
Be light where there is darkness!
“For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light—for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.” Ephesians 5:8-9
Be clear about pleasing God!
“Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:10
Be wise, not foolish!
“Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15-17
Be filled with thanksgiving!
“Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:18-20
Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom,
“Be the Church at all times!”