“Live as children of light.” Eph. 5:8

There is a major difference in living in darkness and living in light. Paul tells the church at Ephesus that formerly they were once darkness but now they are light. Yes, we all lived in darkness, our minds darkened by our ignorance of God and his way (Eph. 4:18). The darkness produces one kind of fruit and light produces another. One way to tell whether you now walk in the light rather than the darkness is to examine the fruit that you are bearing.

Paul says that the fruit of the light is “(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),” Eph. 5:9. If our fruit is not goodness it is not from the light. If our fruit is not righteous it is not from the light. If our fruit is not truthful it is not from the light. John says that men, “Love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil.” (John 3:19)

We have been called from darkness to light. Those who love darkness will not come to the light because they are afraid to let their deeds be known. Those who are not ashamed of their deeds come readily to the light so that people will know that God is working good deeds in them.

If we have come to the light we should walk in the light, live in the light. We should live as if we hate darkness. Let everyone see our deeds. Glorify the God of light by living in the open, showing transparency in all that we do. John tells us that “if we walk in the light as Christ is in the light…the blood of Christ will continually cleanse us of any sin.”

In God there is no darkness and in his children there should be no darkness either. In truth we should be living as children of light, in the light.

Prayer: “God, help me to live today in the bright light of your presence. Let my deeds show you glory and may there be no hidden thing about me that smacks of the darkness. May I reflect your light wherever I go and in whatever I do. In Jesus name.”

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