Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: One-Day Minute Reflection: Ephesians 5:11 (Days of Prayer for Unity #12) https://anchor.fm/simplediakonia/episodes/One-Minute-Reflection-Ephesians-511-Days-of-Prayer-for-Unity-12-epp8q7
“Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them.”
Evil grows more potent in darkness. The fruits of darkness include hatred, rivalry, and disagreement (see Galatians 5). These poisonous fruits aim to destroy unity. The children of darkness live by evil.
The Holy Spirit, on the other hand, is the advocate of unity. The Spirit calls out evil and spotlights God’s goodness working through us. The children of the Spirit live by the Works of Mercy. They correct the sinner, instruct the ignorant, counsel the doubtful, comfort the sorrowful, bear wrong patiently, forgive all injuries, and pray for the living and the dead.
Today’s Intention: Lord, give us the fortitude to expose the works of darkness and the courage to seek unity through Works of Mercy.
Peace and Goodness