Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes on those who are disobedient.
Therefore do not be associated with them.
For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light—
for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.
Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly;
but everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, "Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise,
making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
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