Friday, January 6, 2012

Ephesians Chapter Five Verse Twelve

"Would it make any difference to you—any difference at all to the way you talk, to what you watch, to the way you ‘engage culture’—if Eph. 5:12 had never been written?”  -- Carl Trueman

Ok,  I totally ripped this off from Carl Trueman.  Actually from Justin Taylor.  Or was it Tim Challies?   Challies linked to Trueman.  I read Trueman.  Trueman's question probed me.  But then I jumped over to Justin Taylor and he also picked up on Trueman and so once again- the question.  

Would it really make any difference in how I talk, how I express myself, and what I do had Ephesians 5:12 never been written?    Hmmmmm  - I really really hope not, but O' God that I would take this verse more to heart.  My Grandfather epitomized Eph 5:12.  When my mind goes to his example his purity of speech is one of the very first things I remember.  And I do not attain to his example much less than to Christ to whose image I am hoping to be conformed.

EPH 5:12 "For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret."

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