Friday, July 15, 2016

Have no fellowship with the UNFRUITFUL WORKS of darkness...

" And walk in LOVE... and ALL uncleanness... let it NOT ONCE be named among you, as becometh saints.... but rather giving of THANKS. " Ephesians 5: 2,3,4

I thank the LORD for His mercy this morning... for reminding me of His desire that I walk as a child of LIGHT.

How easily I can get sidetracked and fall in the deceiving ways of the world. 

It is easy to compromise... 
It is easy to talk as the "world"...
It is easy to "fit in" so that we may look good in the eyes of man...
It is easy to think on the things below...
It is easy  to covet, to judge, to envy another...

All this is especially so...because we walk not in the LIGHT of the WORD. 

So as I was reading the 5th chapter of Ephesians, I was touched with the message of the Lord: 

We are to be followers of GOD...
We are to walk in LOVE...
We are to walk as children of LIGHT...
We are to walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise...
We are to redeem the time.

The LORD graciously reminds us that we are no longer in darkness... but have come to LIGHT. 
As a result, we are to put off(do away with) concerning the former conversation(conduct)....

" For ye were sometimes darkness, 
but now are ye light:
walk as children of LIGHT." 
Ephesians 5:8

Therefore, we are to have no fellowship...nor partake... with the unfruitful works of darkness. 

" For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption, but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." Galatians 6:8

" For it is a shame
 even to speak  of those things 
which are done of them in secret." 
Ephesian 5: 12

Oh, how good it is to be in the WORD! 

"... and CHRIST shall give thee light." (Ephesians 5:14).

There we find wisdom.... proving what is acceptable unto the LORD.

Holy and righteous Father, may we walk in the light of your Word and reprove the works of the darkness. May your Spirit manifest in us all goodness, righteousness and truth so that glory and honor and praise be given to you.

May you be encouraged today to sow unto the Spirit... and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.

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