Let no one deceive you1 with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath2 comes on those who are disobedient.37
Therefore do not be partners with them.
For you were once4 darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light59
(for the fruit6 of the light consists in all goodness,7 righteousness and truth)
and find out what pleases the Lord.811
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,9 but rather expose them.
It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
But everything exposed by the light10 becomes visible--and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
This is why it is said: "Wake up, sleeper,11 rise from the dead,12 and Christ will shine on you."1315
Be very careful, then, how you live14--not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity,15 because the days are evil.16