“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light…and find out what pleases the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:8,10)
It is not easy for us as Christians to keep ourselves pure as we live for Christ. We are bombarded from every side with temptations to sin and compromise. Today, more than ever, we are assaulted by temptation and sin in TV, music, movies, and even games.
What a blessing then, that God gives us such excellent principles to live by that will protect our minds and hearts so that we can live as children of light.
We can Love the Lord our God with all our hearts, souls, and minds to keep our minds pure (Matthew 22:37-38).
We can enjoy good relationships with others as well as harmony in our lives by loving our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:38).
We can renew our minds by ridding them of junk – anger, resentment, bitterness and grudges that grieve the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30-31).
Jesus said if we truly love Him, we will keep His words, and He and the Father will make their abode with us (John 14:12).
What would it look like if you lived as a ‘child of the light’? How do you guard your heart against temptation and sin?
Lord God, help me to follow Your principles by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Keep me humble and walking as a joyful testimony to the exciting truth that You make children of light out of those who truly trust You as Savior. Amen
Meditate on these scripture verses and ask God to show you how to live in the Light of Christ.
by Muriel Larson
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