Series: Ephesians: Our True Identity
Living as Children of Light in Dark Times
April 25, 2021 | Perry Kallis
Passage: Ephesians 5:8-14
Geotropism is the scientific term for the way plants grow. The roots grow down, seeking moisture, and the rest of the plant grows up, seeking light. For example, if an outdoor potted plant is accidentally tipped on its side, the principles of geotropism will kick in to keep the plant alive as the top of the plant changes direction to now growing straight up past the edge of the pot seeking light. In Ephesians five, the Apostle Paul continues his practical lessons for how believers can “seek spiritual life” by living for Christ in such a dark world of sin, by both seeking the light of Christ, and by putting down roots of daily behavior that please our Lord. Paul never sugar-coats the truth about the challenges of sin in this world; he instead declares the practical, joyful hope of living as children of light even in dark times.