Mate Scripture 3
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you." Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with you heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.
Sons of Disobedience Children of Light
1. What are the 2 types of people from this passage?
a. sons of disobedience
b. children of Light
2. What does the fruit of the Light consist of?
3. What is proof of being a son of disobedience using logic?
a. evil (opposite of goodness)
h. asleep regarding things of God
i. dead or separate from God
4. What are we to do?
a. Awake to God sleeper
b. Arise from being separated from God
or being dead to God
5. If we do these 2 things what will God do?
a. Christ will shine on us
6. What do we do then?
a. Don't partake with those in darkness
b. Walk as children of Light
Again this is only a small portion of what this context or passage is about, but see how quickly we can expand our understanding regarding fruit.
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