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Verse of the Day (May 11, 2020)

Verse of the Day (May 11, 2020) #BMSeminary – This section of seemingly random exhortations is much more structured than meets the eye. There are five areas of life which Paul highlights. Each topic contrasts two ways of living (“put off” and “put on”) and then offers an underlying motivation for Christlikeness. We must choose between truth or lies (4:25), sinful anger or righteous anger (4:26–27), stealing or hard work (4:28), rotten talk or wholesome talk (4:29–30), bitterness or compassion (4:31–32). In each case, the motivation for godliness is more than a simple “God said so.” We pursue holiness for the good of our neighbor (4:25, 28–29), for the pleasure of God (4:30), and in imitation of and appreciation for God’s work in Christ (4:32; 5:1–2). (Gospel Transformation Study Bible)

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