11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.” 14 Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” (Ephesians 5:11–14, NKJV)
Sin is viewed far too casually, far too flippantly, far too inconsequentially by far too many Christians. By doing so Christians expose themselves to sin’s deadly darkness instead of exposing sin to the brilliant light of God’s word. Sin is a shameful thing. It is not to be supported, much less practiced. It is dark and deadly. For this simple reason, Christians are commanded not to have fellowship with sin and with those who practice it. The light of truth makes public the sin that hides in the darkness. The call goes out to every Christian to wake up out of your spiritual stupor and welcome the clarity Christ’s light gives to our lives. Christians are “children of light” (Eph. 5:8). Dedicate yourself to walking in the light of truth and not in the darkness and shame of sin (Eph. 5:9-10; 1 Jno. 1:6-7).