Dear Logos Family,
“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. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret…. This is why it is said:
“Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:8-14 (ESV)
My #1 prayer over these last months, other than for full-scale revival, has been for the Church of Jesus Christ to WAKE UP and be the church!
But what does that mean?
Paul says in Ephesians 5:8 “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.”
“Live as children of light….and find out what pleases the Lord.”
Things haven’t changed much throughout history. God’s is continually beckoning his people to WAKE UP and FOLLOW HIM WHOLEHEARTEDLY. Moses wrote:
“So now Israel, what do you think God expects from you? Just this: Live in his presence in holy reverence, follow the road he sets out for you, love him, serve God, your God, with everything you have in you, obey the commandments and regulations of God that I’m commanding you today – live a good life.” Deuteronomy 10:12f (MSG)
Whether you line up on the right or the left in your political views, our call is the same….to live as children of the light and to expose the deeds of darkness.
May you receive the strength of the Holy Spirit to be his faithful follower.