“For at one time you were darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord. Walk as children of Light (for the fruit of Light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:8-10
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The Greek word study on biblehub.com offers this insight for the word children. It means “anyone living in full dependence on the heavenly Father, i.e. fully (willingly) relying upon the Lord in glad submission. This prompts God to transform them into His likeness.”
So the phrase children of Light means those who “depend upon it, possessed by a desire or affection for it, or addicted to it.” Signifying “both those who are illumined by the Light and loving the Light.” (See here.) Don’t you love it?
Illumined by God’s Light and loving the Light… if there’s anything in this life we can be addicted to, it’s God’s Light!
Then look at the word fruit. It’s used in a beautiful way. It means “the Lord living His life through ours – to yield what is eternal.” (See here.)
I love it!
So, although at one time we were darkness, we are now Light, having been rescued by our Father and transferred into the Kingdom of His beloved Son (if you missed yesterday’s post, see here.) As we live fully and willingly surrendered to our Father, He is free to transform us into His likeness– living His life through ours– which brings about that which is eternal.
And that spiritual produce is found in all that is good, right, and true.
Beloved, walk as children of Light!