Live a life of love, just as Jesus loved you, and put away things that are not fitting for those who appreciate Christ’s cross.

Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-7

ESV Text: Ephesians 5:1-7

Ephesians 5:1-7 (Listen)

Walk in Love

5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 5

     1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

     3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 416:
Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Oh, that the Lord would guide my ways 
To keep His statutes still! 
Oh, that my God would grant me grace 
To know and do His will! 

2. Order my footsteps by Thy Word 
And make my heart sincere; 
Let sin have no dominion, Lord, 
But keep my conscience clear. 

3. Assist my soul, too apt to stray, 
A stricter watch to keep; 
And should I e’er forget Thy way, 
Restore Thy wandering sheep. 

4. Make me to walk in Thy commands,– 
‘Tis a delightful road,– 
Nor let my head or heart or hands 
Offend against my God. 


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