Ephesians 4:17-32

Paul writes for Gentiles about Gentiles, and it can be summed up in one phrase: salvation should bring holiness. And we have a part to play in the process. We are to “put off” the old man and “put on” the new. Although the Holy Spirit gives us the desire and the power to live for God, we still choose whether or not to cooperate! Paul gives us a list of behaviors to avoid, as well as behaviors to embrace:

  • Don’t lie.
  • Don’t harbor grudges.
  • Don’t steal.
  • Work!
  • Be kind in your speech, because not being kind grieves the Spirit.
  • Be kind in general.
  • Be compassionate.
  • Be forgiving. After all, God forgave us through Jesus Christ!

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