Monday, October 13, 2014

The Believer's Walk | Ephesians Study

Ephesians 5:8-10
(8)  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
(9)  (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
(10)  Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

As believers, our walk should prove (test, approve) what is acceptable (agreeable) in God's eyes. I think this means that as we live, we should ever be seeking God to see what His ways are, to see what is acceptable in His eyes. If we feel clueless as to "what this way is," God has given us His Word to guide us. Just a simple search shows us that we should walk:
-circumspectly (Ephesians 5:15)
-in His ways (Deuteronomy 8:6, 30:16; Psalm 119:2-3)
-in God's truth (Psalm 86:11; 3 John 1:4)
-in light (Isaiah 2:5; Ephesians 5:8; 1 John 1:7)
-in humility (Micah 6:8)
-in newness of life (Romans 6:4)
-in the Spirit (Romans 8:1, 4; Galatians 5:16, 25)
-honestly (Romans 13:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:12)
-by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7)
-in good works (Ephesians 2:10)
-worthy of the Lord and His calling (Ephesians 4:1; Colossians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:12)
-in love (Ephesians 5:2)
-in wisdom (Colossians 4:5)
-after His commandments (2 John 1:6)

It also shows us that we should not walk:
-in the imagination of their own hearts (Jeremiah 3:17, 16:12, 18:12)
-in their own ways (Jeremiah 18:15; Acts 14:16)
-in pride (Daniel 4:37)
-in the name of false gods (Deuteronomy 8:9; Jeremiah 7:9, 13:10)
-for others to see and praise us (Luke 40:45-46)
-disorderly (2 Thessalonians 3:11)

-after ungodly lusts (Jude 1:18)

2 comments:

Rebekah @ Heritage of Grace said...

Great summary!

Amanda said...

Thanks, Becky! Today, as I was studying some of Psalm 119, I noticed even more emphasis on "walking in truth." Wow, God's Word has so much to say about our walk!!

~Amanda

"I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me." Psalm 119:30

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