Ephesians 5:7-17 NIV

7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
8 For you were once1 darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light2

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9 (for the fruit3 of the light consists in all goodness,4 righteousness and truth)

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10 and find out what pleases the Lord.5

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11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,6 but rather expose them.

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12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
13 But everything exposed by the light7 becomes visible,

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14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper,8 rise from the dead,9 and Christ will shine on you."10

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15 Be very careful, then, how you live11--not as unwise but as wise,

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      16 making the most of every opportunity,12 because the days are evil.13

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      17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.14

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