Ephesians 5:6-16 TNIV

6 Let no one deceive you1 with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath2 comes on those who are disobedient.3

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7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
8 For you were once4 darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light5

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9 (for the fruit6 of the light consists in all goodness,7 righteousness and truth)

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10 and find out what pleases the Lord.8

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11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,9 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 light10 becomes visible--and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.

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14 This is why it is said: "Wake up, sleeper,11 rise from the dead,12 and Christ will shine on you."13

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15 Be very careful, then, how you live14--not as unwise but as wise,

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      16 making the most of every opportunity,15 because the days are evil.16

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