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ROMANS 13:11-13

11And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already comen for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

13:12-14 The “night” refers to the present evil time. The “day” refers to the time of Christ’s return. Some people are surprised that Paul lists dissension and jealousy with the gross and obvious sins of drunkenness and sexual promiscuity. Like Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7), Paul considers attitudes as important as actions. Just as hatred leads to murder, so jealousy leads to strife and lust to adultery. When Christ returns, he wants to find his people clean on the inside as well as on the outside. Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS ready each day for his return.

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