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Are You Separated From the Life of God?

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They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Ephesians 4:18

For some people, it’s easy to see that they are evil. We look at their actions, we listen to their words, and the decision is just too easy. We were walking the other day and there was this “person” that was yelling, screaming, and cursing at their little dog. Whenever it wouldn’t do exactly what was commanded, they let out a tornado of curses, F-bombs, and assorted other words that would make any cynical criminal cringe.

I bet this dog owner, like you and me, wasn’t always like this. They arrived where they are one day at a time. One disappointment, one hurt, one tragedy at a time. Their fall into darkness took time.

Separated From the Life of God

That’s what’s happened in Ephesus. They weren’t always darkened. Their slide into darkness went on for quite a while. Day after day, they kept up their walking deeper and deeper into darkness. And now, they are forever blinded. But it’s not their eyes that are blinded, but their mind. Their understanding.

And what’s the result of this blindness? They’re separated. Separated from God, from the life of God. Their walking into darkness took them away from God. When we walk further and further into darkness, we’re also walking further and further away from God, and the life of God.