“At one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true)” (Ephesians 5:8-9)
Living with God who is Light, has consequences for your lifestyle. If your heart is changed, this will show at the outside. For, says Jesus, “A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit” (Matthew 7:18). And this saying does not just refer to natural trees, but to people and their works. We cannot become a child of God and keep a sinful lifestyle. “If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth” (1 John 1:6).
The text from Ephesians 5 explains what “the fruit of light” looks like: it is found in all that is good and right and true. So, our lives should be characterized by righteousness, truth and goodness. The Bible contrasts this with “works of darkness”, like sexual immorality, impurity, injustice, and covetousness. These should be abandoned. They are not fitting for children of light.
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