“…that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt… and be renewed in the spirit of your mind… in true righteousness and holiness” Ephesians 4:17-24
Do not take chances or even get close to disobedience of God’s commands (sin)
“Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.”
Ephesians 4:32 (MSG)
Change your way of budgeting and spending money. Even the motive of why you work must change!
“Did you used to make ends meet by stealing? Well, no more! Get an honest job so that you can help others who can’t work.”
Ephesians 4:28 (MSG)
Stop talking until you can control your words to be only helpful and kind, building up others
“Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.”
Ephesians 4:29 (MSG)
Think how children break their parents hearts. Disobedience cuts you off from God’s grace leaving you stuck and trapped in sin!
“Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted.”
Ephesians 4:30 (MSG)
Do not stop until you completely change your words, attitudes, and deeds. You will know you are right (righteous) when you are gentle and forgiving
“Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. 32 Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you. ”
Ephesians 4:31-32 (MSG)