Children of Light
It’s not child’s play
When he talks of walking as children of light, Paul is not talking about being a nice, good-two-shoes person. To walk in the light and as children of light means to stand out and to stand against what is culturally fashionable and cool. This “little light of mine” is a sweet song children sing, but if we let our lights shine it will take courage and faith to stand against a possible tsunami of opposition.
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things Ephesians 5:5-6
For more reflections on this passage, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
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