The moral culture in America is changing so fast that it is difficult to ignore. Things that are moralistically right, biblically speaking, are called wrong and things that are wrong are called right. How can we stand firm in Christ in a world that continues to challenge his holy authority, without us eventually questioning it ourselves? In Ephesians chapter 5 verses 11 and 12, Paul tells us:
"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret."
Television teaches us that it is okay to have premarital sex and extramarital affairs, our culture applauds the greedy and the prideful, and our laws favor unholy behavior and anti-Christian beliefs. We are saturated with the deeds of darkness in our work places, neighborhoods, and our country. Paul tells us that these “deed of darkness” are fruitless, and that we should have nothing to do with them. But he also goes so far to say that we should expose them. But expose them to who? I believe the exposure he is talking about here is exposing the deeds of darkness to believers - not really to unbelievers. It is believers who strive to live by biblical standards over cultural ones. Until a person agrees that their sin is wrong, they will not accept that their deeds are dark. But at the same time, we can’t allow ourselves to get sucked in to agreeing with the political correctness of it all ultimately compromising the firm foundation of the bible. Paul tells us to have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but we need to expose them so that we don’t accept wrong as right.
“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.” Living the life of a believer in todays world can be a real pickle. We see things going one way and instead of remembering that sin is still sin, little by little we begin to agree with the politically correct behavior of our society. I encourage you to concentrate on your walk with Christ, and don’t compromise the truth, even in light of the times we live. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them - admitting to yourself and reminding other believers about the truth of God’s word. As the world continues to drift deeper and deeper into darkness, let us stand strong to the unwavering truth of God’s word.