"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."