Often times when we look through scripture we can easily become discouraged as we look to lists of how “Christians are supposed to live”, yet at the same time we believe that it’s simple faith and not actions that saves us. Christians look at the list and know where they’re falling short repeatedly. Non-Christians see it as a list of rules meant to bind us. But what was Paul’s intention in writing the beginning of Ephesians 5 where we tells us to imitate Christ as beloved children and then goes on to list things that aren’t supposed to be happening in our lives. And then why Does Jesus tell us that in order to inherit the kingdom, we better look like children? Perhaps there’s more to this confusing verse than just a checklist…….

Scripture Used:
Ephesians 5:1-14 ESV

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