Ephesians 5: Lord, Do You Know Me?
This chapter is a favorite for people to talk about wives submitting to husbands and husbands loving their wives, elect. That’s all well and good and that is the last part of this chapter. It wraps it up nicely. But as a society as a whole we don’t really like to look at the beginning of Ephesians 5. And for good reason, we are all guilty. Vs 3-5 hits 98% of single people today and all the rest of us when we talk to one another. “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let their be no filthiness nor foolish talk or crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is an idolator), has no place in the kingdom of Christ and God.” Harsh words. Do you gossip? I do. Are you not married but sleeping with someone? No problem living with someone but not married to them, or having sex outside of marriage? Do you think it funny to tell crude jokes and laugh it off? God doesn’t think it’s funny. In fact, He thinks it’s so NOT funny that He says there is no place for people who enjoy that in His kingdom. Let me ask you this, is that joke worth heaven? Is sex worth eternity in heaven? Is that piece of gossip with it? Is this serious to you? Are you taking your salvation seriously? I wonder? Or do you read your scriptures and think, “ oh that doesn’t apply to me, I’m saved. I can do whatever. “. But listen closely my friend. Don’t laugh off Christ in the face of your salvation. Scripture also tells us that we can separate the saved from the lost by the fruits they bear and there are many who will cry “Lord Lord” and Christ will say to them “Who are you?, I know you not!”