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Ephesians 5:10
proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord;
trying to learn [by experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [and letting your lifestyles be examples of what is most acceptable to Him—your behavior expressing gratitude to God for your salvation].
And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him].
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Therefore, test everything to see what’s pleasing to the Lord,
try to determine what will please the Lord.
as you try to please the Lord.
proving what is agreeable to the Lord;
approving what is pleasing to the Lord.
Proving what is well pleasing to God:
Try to learn what pleases the Lord.
and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.
and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.
·Try to learn [Discern; Test and prove] what pleases the Lord.
Approving that which is pleasing to the Lord.
Determine which things please the Lord.
Try to learn what pleases the Lord.
discerning what is pleasing to the Lord.
Try to learn what pleases the Lord.
Determine what pleases the Lord,
For of this much you can be certain: that neither the immoral nor the dirty-minded nor the covetous man (which latter is, in effect, worshipping a false god) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Don’t let anyone fool you on this point, however plausible his argument. It is these very things which bring down the wrath of God upon the disobedient. Have nothing to do with men like that—once you were “darkness” but now you are “light”. Live then as children of the light. The light produces in men quite the opposite of sins like these—everything that is wholesome and good and true. Let your lives be living proofs of the things which please God. Steer clear of the activities of darkness; let your lives show by contrast how dreary and futile these things are. (You know the sort of things I mean—to detail their secret doings is really too shameful). For light is capable of “showing up” everything for what it really is. It is even possible (after all, it happened to you!) for light to turn the thing it shines upon into light also. Thus God speaks through the scriptures: “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
approving what is well pleasing unto the Lord.
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
trying to learn what is well-pleasing to the Lord.
Learn as you go along what pleases the Lord.
You groped your way through that murk once, but no longer. You’re out in the open now. The bright light of Christ makes your way plain. So no more stumbling around. Get on with it! The good, the right, the true—these are the actions appropriate for daylight hours. Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it.
proving what is pleasing to the Lord.
always trying to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.
Determine which things please the Lord.
Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
Try to learn what pleases the Lord.
trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
Find out what pleases the Lord.
and find out what pleases the Lord.
and find out what pleases the Lord.
finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
Learn how to please the Lord.
Carefully determine what pleases the Lord.
Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.
Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.
Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.
Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.
Think through what’s going to be pleasing to the Lord. Work it out.
Proving that which is well-pleasing be’einei Hashem (in the eyes of G-d).
and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
Make it your aim to learn what pleases our Lord.
proving what is well pleasing to the Lord.
Learn what pleases the Lord.
And prove ye what thing is well pleasing to God. [Proving what is well pleasing to God.]
proving what is well-pleasing to the Lord,
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