Ephesians 5:1-3

Walk in Love

1 j Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And k walk in love, l as Christ loved us and m gave himself up for us, a n fragrant o offering and sacrifice to God.

3 But p sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness q must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

  1. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:32
    Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
    Matthew 5:7
    Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
    Matthew 5:48
    You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
    Luke 6:36
    Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
  2. Cross References
    Romans 14:15
    For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died.
    Colossians 3:14
    And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
    John 13:34
    A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
  3. Cross References
    Romans 8:37
    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
  4. Cross References
    Romans 4:25
    Who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.
  5. Cross References
    Genesis 8:21
    And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.
  6. Cross References
    Hebrews 7:27
    He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.
    Hebrews 9:14
    How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
    Hebrews 10:10
    And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
    Hebrews 10:12
    But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.
  7. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 6:18
    Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
    Galatians 5:19
    Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality.
  8. Cross References
    Ephesians 5:12
    For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.
    Psalms 16:4
    The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.
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