Ephesians 5:8-14 Light And Darkness.
Opposites. We were once darkness, but now we are light in the Lord (v. 8 Cf. I Th. 5:5). This means “the fruit of the Spirit…in all goodness, righteousness, and truth.” (v. 9 Cf. Gal. 5:22) This is not something we do to earn membership in the family, these are signs of a new birth. We are ever learning “what is acceptable to the Lord.” (v. 10 Cf. Rom. 12:1-2) There is no such thing as bad fruit. There is fruit, or an unfruitful life of darkness (v. 11 Cf. II Cor. 6:14). It is the truth, and those who live a life based on that truth, which exposes the unfruitful works of darkness (vv. 12-13 Cf. John 3:20-21; Rom. 1:24). Christ is the light which shines in the darkness to redeem or expose (v. 14 Cf. Is. 26:19; 60:1).