Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ephesians 5:3-5

5:3 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.

I know I was doing one verse at a time but these I thought should stay together.

Do you consider yourself a saint? Do you have any of these things in your life? There is so much in these 3 small verses isn't there?

Let's start at the beginning. We all know the meaning of fornication and most of you are saying oh I am not guilty of that one. Well hold on a minute. You may not be guilty of the worlds view of fornication but what about God's? This includes spiritual fornication. Have you ever put anything before God, including your own desires and I don't mean physical desires though that is included. But any desire to do anything that you want when you know that is not what God would have you do right now could be considered spiritual fornication.

Do you talk foolishly? Anything not gloifying to God is foolish talking. Jesting can be fine, but is it at someone else's expense? Do you idolize anything or anyone, including yourself? If you put yourself first, before God or others, then you are idolizing yourself. Ephesians says if you do any of these things you have no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Just some things to think about today.

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