"Wake up, O sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you." Ephesians5:8-14
When we become children of God we move from darkness to light (John 8:12)
Paul calls us to live out this truth.
Living as people of the light means that we try to live as people who cannot hide anything (you need darkness to hide things) If we live as people for whom everything is public, it helps us to avoid the doing things that need hiding...
Paul qualifies light-living in these three ways:
These are useful tests to apply to any action we are considering: "Is it good for all involved? Is it right? Is it honest and does it have integrity?"
Living in the light means we live knowing that God sees it all.
But we don't have to do it all alone!
Paul reminds us that the power of the Risen Christ is the power that raises us from our dark, dead slumber into life in the light.