Ephesians 5:1-6 GNT

1 Since you are God's dear children, you must try to be like him.
2 Your life must be controlled by love, just as Christ loved us and gave his life for us as a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice that pleases God. 1

References for Ephesians 5:2

    • 19 5:2 - 5.2 Ex 29.18; Ps 40.6.
      3 Since you are God's people, it is not right that any matters of sexual immorality or indecency or greed should even be mentioned among you.
      4 Nor is it fitting for you to use language which is obscene, profane, or vulgar. Rather you should give thanks to God.
      5 You may be sure that no one who is immoral, indecent, or greedy (for greed is a form of idolatry) will ever receive a share in the Kingdom of Christ and of God.
      6 Do not let anyone deceive you with foolish words; it is because of these very things that God's anger will come upon those who do not obey him.