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We Belong To The Day
Do you know someone who belongs to the night? Like the people in the image here, they probably spend a lot of time partying, drinking excessively or taking drugs, hooking up with anyone they can find, fighting, being jealous of others, and all in all thinking they’re having a good time… while in actuality they’re miserable.
In Romans 13:12-14, we’re given instructions on how to live and how to clothe ourselves — with the presence of Jesus.
'The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy. Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.'
People tend to do things in figurative and literal darkness that they don’t want others to know about. Paul is telling the Christians of Rome that those dark habits must be discarded like old dirty clothing if we are to be truly saved by the light of Jesus Christ.
Christian living doesn’t mean you can’t have fun; it’s just saying that certain things you may have thought were “fun” were in fact pointing you toward a dark eternity without God. Belonging to the day means living a life you won’t be ashamed for others to know about.