Ephesians 5:1-10 New International Version

Walk as Children of Light

5 1  Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2  and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

3  But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. 4  Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5  For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person-such a person is an idolater-has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.[1] 6  Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7  Therefore do not be partners with them. 8  For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9  (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10  and find out what pleases the Lord.

Footnotes

[1] 5:5 Or "kingdom of the Messiah and God"

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