A simple yardstick…what would Jesus do?

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Words of our Mouth  |  October 26

But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;
neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Ephesians 5:3-6


Father, we live in an era of disobedience. Far more people seem to remain neutral or negative towards Your law than embrace it. Here Paul gets very specific about what is prohibited.

None of us is perfect and we all have been disobedient. None of us are righteous, not one. To the extent that we are able to meet Your expectations, we know that happens as we place our soul, our spirit in Your care. You have told us to expect temptation, that it is common to all men. Father, we pray that you will guide us in our affiliations, our relationships and in the choices we make daily.

Where change is needed, shed Your light upon our lives and help us see what you would have us do. The words, “What would Jesus do?” give us an effective way to evaluate our choices. Help; us ask that question often. We pray that You will give us the resolve to more effectively seek You and serve you, this day. In Jesus’ Holy name we pray, amen.

Bruce Caldwell

The Sola Scriptura Project

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