Act Like a Christian (7/19/2020)
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8)
At one time, the Ephesian Christians, Gentiles in the flesh, were under a cloak of darkness, ignorant of God’s plan for spiritual enlightenment; but when they obeyed the gospel, they moved into a sphere of light.
Consequently, the Apostle Paul issues a direct command: he says “walk,” meaning “conduct your lives”; and then he says, “as children of light,” meaning they should allow their lives to show they are living in the light of God’s instruction.
This instruction is a terse description of the human condition. Each of us who has obeyed the gospel was, at one time, in spiritual darkness, separated from God; but when we came to the Lord, we stepped into the light of the gospel. Thus, Paul says, we should live our lives in a way that demonstrates that fact.