Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ephesians 5:6-9

6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes on those who are disobedient. 7 Therefore do not be associated with them. 8 For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light-- 9 for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.
Questions to consider:
  • What kind of words are "empty words"? How might they be deceptive?
  • What does it mean for your life that you are now "in the light"?
  • How can you live as children of light?
  • What do you think is the "fruit of the light."
Possibilities for prayer:

Living as children of the light is a daily challenge. Think about something (or things) that you've kept hidden in darkness, preventing God's light from shining on it. As we are called to live in the light, a good practice might be to confess that thing or things to God, and maybe to a friend--sometimes putting things into the light with a trusted friend can be a powerful testament to letting God's light crowd out the darkness. After a time of confession and repentance, take some time to experience the "fruit of the light."