Ephesians 5:3-17

3 But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard ofa among you, as is proper for saints.
4 And coarse and foolish talking or crude joking are not suitable, but rather giving thanks.
5 For know and recognize this: no sexually immoral or impure or greedy person, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah and of God.

Light versus Darkness

6 Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for because of these things God's wrath is coming on the disobedient.b
7 Therefore, do not become their partners.
8 For you were once darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. walk as children of light-
9 for the fruit of the lightc [results] in all goodness, righteousness, and truth-
10 discerning what is pleasing to the Lord.
11 Don't participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead, expose them.
12 For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret.
13 Everything exposed by the light is made clear,
14 for what makes everything clear is light. Therefore it is said: Get up, sleeper, and rise up from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you.d

Consistency in the Christian Life

15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk-not as unwise people but as wise-
16 making the most of the time,e because the days are evil.
17 So don't be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
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