Ephesians 5:8, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the
Lord. Walk as children of light.”
What is the difference between one who has accepted Christ as Savior and
the one who has rejected Christ as Savior? Light! Where there is light
darkness disperses. Those who have not accepted Christ can and will be
influenced by the Light. They have a choice, either accept the Light or run
from the Light.
Warren Wiersbe wrote, “There are many ‘professors’ who are not
‘possessors.’” Jesus said in Matthew 7:21–23, “Not everyone who says to
Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will
of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have
we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done
many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never
knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
Do Christians sin? As Wiersbe says, “Yes! But, they sin less and less and
less.” The follower of Christ is one who becomes more and more
uncomfortable walking in the darkness.
The Christian does not have to forsake the non-Christian. If the Christian is
walking in the Light of Christ, the non-Christian will no longer want to be
with the Christian. The Follower of Christ is one who witnesses not only with
words but with action. The Christian will love and care for his friends who are
without Christ. Because of His love for the lost friend, he will pray for and
witness to his friend through a lifestyle that promotes the love of Christ.
The Christian never thinks he is better than another person. The difference is
who we serve. The believer no longer serves the things of this world. The
Christian walks in humility knowing it is by the grace of God he has come to
salvation and will spend eternity with God.
The follower of Christ does not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of
darkness. By a lifestyle dedicated to God the unfruitful works of darkness is
exposed. Ephesians 5:11–12, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful
works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to
speak of those things which are done by them in secret.”
Being in Christ is more than going to Heaven, it is a lifestyle we live while on