Ephesians 4:17-32

Ephesians 4:17-32 17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20But ye have not so learned Christ; 21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. 25Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. 26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27Neither give place to the devil. 28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. .

As Christians we are supposed to depart from our old ways and follow the Lord. So many times people will become born again (or at least think they are) and do not change a thing about thier lives. There is a lot of “preaching” going on out there that says “All you gotta do is believe brother! That’s all it takes.” Wrong, the bible says that the devils also believe and tremble, but they are not going to be in heaven. We must put forth the effort to serve the Lord with our whole heart, obey His commandments, trust in him fully, put away the former lusts in our lives, (lusts are not only sexual, people lust after many things) be willing to forgive no matter what it is, and love one another. I am sure that I missed several things, but they will be revealed to us through more scripture in time.