Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 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. Ephesians 5:1-2
The world is looking for a hero, a role model, a mentor, look no further than Jesus. You want to know how to conduct your daily life, walk the same way Jesus did. There is no greater love than to lay down your life, Jesus did this for us all. Self-sacrifice instead of selfishness is what we should strive for.
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. Ephesians 5:3
The same commandments God handed down to Moses are still the same commandments God expects us to follow today. Just because Jesus paid the price for our sins doesn’t mean we can continue to sin freely. There is forgiveness but you are still accountable for your actions, Jesus came to fulfill the law not abolish it.
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. Ephesians 5:4
Words are powerful, they can bless or curse you. God spoke The Heavens and The Earth into existence, what are you speaking into existence? Use your words to praise the Lord and to encourage one another.
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. Ephesians 5:5
Our God is a jealous God, when we put things above and ahead of him, we become spiritually weak. No one can serve two masters, if you’re not putting God first then you’re putting something else in his place, which is Idolatry.
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them. Ephesians 5:6-7
It’s important who we surround ourselves with, yes Jesus associated with sinners but he didn’t lean on them as close friends. He recruited the 12 disciples a group of men he trusted and he confided in on a daily basis.
Remember Jesus said its better to cut off your hand then to allow it to make you sin, meaning if your friends are causing you to sin or stray from God, better to cut them out of your life then for you to go down with them.
Dear Heavenly Father we thank you for your Word, we thank you for this life you have giving us, we thank you for our Lord Jesus Christ. Please help us to be more like Jesus and love like him and follow your ways in Jesus Name Amen