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  • Rev. Autrey on Ephesians 5:15
    Verses 15-16 are translated in another version as, "So be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days." Let me explain.

    These are good works inspired in us by the Holy Spirit. That is, we do them because Christ lives in us, and the Holy Spirit inspires us to please him. But these "good works" do not remove the sins that we have already committed, or the ones we will commit in the future. The death of Jesus pay's our sin debt. That is, his blood flows like a fountain and washed our sins away. So what what is the purpose of our good works?

    Sin is like a sea of quicksand. The more we try on our own to pull ourselves out the deeper we sink. But Jesus comes along and says "I am God and I have come to save you." He, then, pulls us out and saves our life. And because of this we are so greatful for being spared we say to Jesus, "Thank you for saving me. Yes, thank you Lord." And I promise that from now own I will always please you in everything I do and say so I won't fall in again. The Holy Spirit inspires us in this. This is the purpose of our good works. They show that we want to pleade God.

    Thank you for reading.


 

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