3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7 Therefore do not be partners with them. 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14 This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
The phrase that stood out to me in this verse is to ‘walk in the light’. How do we do this?
We shouldn’t grow in our sin, but we should grow in our awareness of our sin. Our walk in the light should look different from the worlds walk in darkness
The key is to walking this way is thanksgiving.
We thank God for his generosity, for our existence, and for all the gifts he has given us, including who we are as men and women, and his provision in our life. We thank God for Jesus Christ, who paid the price for our sins on the cross. We thank God for blessing us with every spiritual blessing in Christ. We thank God for choosing us from before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in Christ. We thank God for the work of the Holy Spirit in regenerating us and giving us the gift of repentance and saving faith in Jesus Christ. We thank God for adopting us as his children and making us heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. We thank God for the forgiveness of all our sins. We thank God for sealing us by the Holy Spirit of promise until the day of redemption. We thank God for the Scriptures. We thank God for the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts that is making us holy, blameless, and perfect.
Satan does not have any ground when we have a thankful heart.
As believers, we have inherited a great wealth in God; don’t settle for the crumbs of this world. We are different from the world, so let us live like we are different.
Thanks you Jesus for all blessings, help me to live a thankful life, no matter what is happening. Amen
Written by Cathy Croft