Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sin No Longer (Ephesians 4:28)

Today's scripture: Ephesians 4:28

Today’s verse deals specifically with stealing, but I think we can replace “steal” with any habitual sin.

Whatever it is you deal with, whatever sin you struggle with, you “must [fill in the blank] no longer.”

We are, after all, “new creatures” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). We should be “transformed” every day (Romans 12:2).

We need to do “what is good,” focusing on what is true and noble and just and pure and excellent (see Philippians 4:8). We need love our neighbors as Christ loves them—and He said, “
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).

And if we do, we’ll want to serve others, sharing with them what God has blessed us with.

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