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Thoughts from Ephesians Thought #46 Exalt God, Not Idols Ephesians 5:5-6 “Warnings from the Lord”

by Larry Miles

This is the last article in the section called “Exalting God, Not Idols.”  Those  who persist in the dark  lifestyle in the previous verses, must know they will not inherit  the kingdom iof God (cf. 1 Cor. 6:9-10Gal. 5:19-21).  We might ask the question, “Do Christians  fall into condemnation for these sins? Yes, they do. Remember Paul told the  Corinthians, “And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in  the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Cor. 6:11).  The Corinthians engaged in these sins prior to becoming a Christian, but  even Christians can  commit these  sins and they must repent of them or face consequences in this life and the life to come.

     Christians  have a God that can satisfy all the right needs  we have. He has promised us every spiritual blessings. Let’s enjoy them and live lives that glorify  our  Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus while living in the Holy Spirit.  We must worship  the  triune God alone, not  cheap substitutes.


Larry Miles is Co-Editor of Word & Work and attends Cherry St. Church of Christ in

New Albany, IN.

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I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33