Commentary By: Gordon King
‘8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.” ‘
All of us at one time were “children of darkness”. We all have sinned, and not one is found worthy. Yet through the blood of Jesus we have been made whole, clean, righteous and holy. We are now “children of light”. I am speaking of true bible believing Christians. We are light in the midst of darkness!
According to the apostle Paul, we are to expose the unfruitful works of darkness. They are made manifest by us, we are the light. The fruit that we bear will make known the evil that is in the world.
Those who are sleeping, who are dead in spirit, hear the truth, listen to what the Lord is telling you. Believe the Truth and you shall be saved. You shall also turn from darkness into light.
What is the Truth? The Truth is Jesus Christ! Believe that He is the Son of God, that He is God Himself, in the flesh. That He came into this world not to condemn it, but to save it. That He died on the cross and shed His blood to pay for all of our sins, yes all, past, present, and future! That He rose from the dead after being buried for three days. That He then ascended into heaven to be with the Father.
Believe in these things, for this is faith. In doing so you shall be saved! You shall be a “child of light”. It’s through the light of the world that things are made known. Not by our own doing or understanding, but through the Spirit of God Almighty!
God bless my friends! Until next time….