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Walk as Children of Light – Ephesians 5:8-14

In verse 8, we come across this little word “walk” again.The implications of the gospel upon one’s daily life are powerful and pervasive.We are to walk in unity (4:1-16), in holiness (4:16-32), in love (5:1-7), and now in light (5:8-14).Of course, there are overlaps between these categories, for you cannot walk in holiness without walking in love.And light is a Biblical metaphor for both holiness and joy.We are told that “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” and that “if we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 Jn. 1:5-7).We are also reminded that “light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart” (Ps. 97:11).So walking in light is walking in holiness and in the joy that springs from a life of godliness.They do go together: “For the kingdom of God…
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