Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children
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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.
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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.
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Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
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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.
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Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
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Therefore do not be partners with them.
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
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(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
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and find out what pleases the Lord.
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Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
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It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
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This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
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