So imitate God, as his dear children;
and live a life of love, just as also the Messiah loved us, indeed, on our behalf gave himself up as an offering, as a slaughtered sacrifice to God with a pleasing fragrance.
Among you there should not even be mentioned sexual immorality, or any kind of impurity, or greed; these are utterly inappropriate for God's holy people.
Also out of place are obscenity and stupid talk or coarse language; instead, you should be giving thanks.
For of this you can be sure: every sexually immoral, impure or greedy person - that is, every idol-worshipper - has no share in the Kingdom of the Messiah and of God.
Let no one deceive you with empty talk; for it is because of these things that God's judgment is coming on those who disobey him.