1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children
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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.
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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.
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4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
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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.a
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    • m 5:5 - Or "kingdom of the Messiah and God"
      6 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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      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
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      9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
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      10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
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      11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
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      12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
      13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
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      14 This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
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