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Do Not Be Deceived: Ephesians 5:6-7

February 2, 2020 Preacher: Bob DeWaay Series: Ephesians

Scripture: Ephesians 5:6-7

Paul continues to use imperatives that warn the flock against serious dangers that confront Christians. In this section the warning is against deception that would cause people to think that they can sin with no consequences. We trace that error back to the Garden of Eden and the Serpent enticing Eve to sin.

Satan’s words are “empty” because they can only lead to eternal judgment while promising something favorable. In the case of the Ephesians, Paul has already warned about various sins that were common in their society. Those who have been saved out of the world are now warned to not be partakers with the world and thus be “sons of disobedience.”

The sermon also covers the entirety of Psalm 73 which is a lament Psalm. We see that believers need to believe the truth about God and the reality of His future promises to avoid being envious of the wicked who seem to have things better. We must not despair but believe that God will reward those who trust in Him.