Geeking Out Over Ephesians Study – Part 6

Welcome to the Geeks Under Grace official Daily Study post for 6/17/15. Here we will share some thoughts regarding Ephesians 5:1-21 and a simple prayer related to those scriptures. 

Passage

Ephesians 5:1-21 (King James Version)
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Study

The bible is relevant. Despite all advancements man has made technologically and socially the bible, as old as the concepts written in it are, is still relevant. Many of the questions I hear Christians ask are answered clearly by God’s Word. What the bible has to say regarding filthy language and sexual immorality is clearly stated here in Ephesians among other places. 
Instructions regarding the way we as Christians should live our lives are clear. Verse 10 in the Amplified bible says “And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him].” We as Christians should seek out what is good and pure, not fight and argue to hold on to our sinful cravings and lusts.
“Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord, At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.” Ephesians 5:19-20 (Amplified)
How we are to speak and treat one another is not complicated. Our God is good, He is our teacher and we will represent Him to the world.

Prayer

Father, thank you for your instructions and your promises. Thank you for being a guide in our lives and for your grace when we have fallen short. I ask that you would continue to teach us and show us your ways.
In Jesus name we pray, amen.

Activity

Mindfully consider the words and spirit behind your words of the past few days. Now consider if they are holy and pure according to scripture. Repent of any mistakes you have made to God and if you have insulted or made fun of anyone recently, apologize to them. 

Question of the Day

Reading Ephesians 5:1-21 what scripture stood out to you? Can you relate to anything written about in this study? Join the conversation and share below!

Steven Kuhn II

Writer for the Christian Living section at Geeks Under Grace.

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