22.3.06

Ephesians 4:25-5:2

So put away all falsehood and "tell your neighbor the truth" because we belong to each other. And "don't sin by letting anger gain control over you." Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a mighty foothold to the Devil. If you are a thief, stop stealing. Begin using your hands for honest work, and then give generously to others in need. Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he is the one who has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Follow God's example in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love for others, following the example of Christ, who loved you and gave himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins. And God was pleased, because that sacrifice was like sweet perfume to him. [NLT]


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1 comment:

Kev C said...

I love this passage of scripture Chris it is surely a blue print for the way as believers we should be living our lives and one we should revisit time and again to remind us of just that. Having been reminded of it today, I for one shall be book-marking this in my Bible for regular re-reading. Thank you Lord.

This kinda reminds me Chris of your Ephesians blog of the 16th….

God can do anything… He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. [The Message]. I sense Him working in me, Praise God.