Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!—Ephesians 4:17-20
Our lives should be one of contrast to much of what we hear and see in our world. So Paul tells the Ephesians they “must no longer walk as the Gentiles do…”
What does that mean? I think the most descriptive part of the passage is that “they have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.” Sound familiar today?
The point is that our lives should stand out in our tenderheartedness to the things of God, living every aspect of our lives, and pursuing purity instead of impurity.