Ephesians 5:3-14 Reading the Passage

Practice Moral Purity – Ephesians 5:3-14

5 (3) But fornication, indeed, all moral impurity, or covetousness, should not even be mentioned among you, as is proper for saints. (4) Nor should there be any indecent behavior or foolish talk or vulgarity, such things are not appropriate; but rather, let there be the giving of thanks. (5) Of this you can be certain, no immoral or impure person nor any greedy man—who 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 these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. (7) Therefore, do not be a participant with them in their sins. (8) Previously, you were part of the darkness, but now you belong to the light in the Lord; therefore, walk as children of light—(9) the fruit of the light consists of all goodness and righteousness and truth—(10) demonstrating what is pleasing to the Lord. (11) Do not participate in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead rebuke them, (12) for it is shameful to even speak about the things that they are doing in secret. (13) But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light; (14) indeed, everything that has become visible is evident. For this reason he says, “Awake, O sleeper, even rise from the dead!” and, “Christ will shine upon you.”

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.