After reminding us to walk in compassion like Christ, Paul clarifies the great divide between life and death as it plays out not in our eternal destiny, but our daily lives.
As people who have been led into light by the person of Jesus, all manner of darkness are out of place in what we do, say, and take in. Rather, may we be full of a language of thanksgiving as we cultivate a world full of God’s kingdom, not trading any piece of life for something that has the taste of death.
But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.