WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Scripture: Ephesians 5:8-13
Ephesians 5 deals with the same light that John was speaking of. Because God is light, His light exposes darkness. In Ephesians 5:11, we are commanded to, “…have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” Again in verse 13 they are to be, “exposed” by the light. “Expose” means ‘to confront with the word of truth.’ We are commanded to confront with an anointing that no one can gainsay or resist. Loving the enemy can be rebuking their sinful behaviors and letting them know that what they are doing will bring them into eternal death. Turning the other cheek and praying for people does not mean accepting a behavior that is condemned as worthy of death. Ephesians makes it clear that the true love of God exposes or rebukes darkness.