Ephesians 5:8-15 (Amplified Bible)
Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light].
9 For the fruit (the effect, the product) of the Light or [a]the Spirit [consists] in every form of kindly goodness, uprightness of heart, and trueness of life.
10 And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him].
11 Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead [let your lives be so in contrast as to] [b]expose and reprove and convict them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of or mention the things that [such people] practice in secret.
13 But when anything is exposed and reproved by the light, it is made visible and clear; and where everything is visible and clear there is light.
14 Therefore He says, Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine (make day dawn) upon you and give you light.(A)
15 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),
This was my reading for today. Vs.14 was the verse we got the morning after Scottie's surgery and they were going to wake him up, of course his Dr. Wasn't very hopeful because of the poor heart function and all the blood clots, BUT he did wake up!
But today's verse, vs.8 "walk as children of light", really stuck out to me. My devotional talked about how even a tiny lighting bug cannot be overcome by the darkness of a large room. All eyes are drawn to it. So should we walk, so that people are drawn to us, because they see a difference.
Things are good, I'll try to add some pics from camp soon.
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