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Day Five: Pure-less and Unthankful…When lack of gratitude lusts for more

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Ephesians 5:3-10 (TNIV)

But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for the Lord’s people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.

Reflection:

Turn on the TV, listen to conversations at school or at work, read a magazine…and we are faced with sexual immorality. Sometimes it is outright and sometimes is disguised as something harmless. Sometimes it takes the form of crude jokes and sometimes it is veiled in subtle references. In a world where there is a continual lust for more, God’s Word speaks that we are to have no part in this kind of behavior and even in our thoughts and speech. How can we live when faced with temptations and struggles with sex? We live in genuine thanksgiving, being taken in to God’s generous love, provision and forgiveness.

Responding to the Transmission:

Give thanks. Then, give thanks again. Give thanks for something God has done specifically in your life. Give thanks for what God has done in our church or campus ministry or missional group. In the face of temptation, give thanks and be taken into the joyful pursuit of finding out how wonderful it is to live/LIVE in purity in Christ. Give thanks for what God has done and is doing. Be satisfied in Him. This is how we can LIVE as children of light, a life that is not about satisfying selfish desires, but a life lived finding out how to please God.

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