11 And do this because we know the time, that it is already the hour for us to wake up from sleep, because our deliverance is now nearer than when we became believers. 12 The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. Consequently, we must put aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light. 13 Let us live decently as in the daytime, not in partying and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in discord and jealousy. 14 Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about arousing the lusts of the flesh.
We are citizens of a kingdom of light, but we live in territory still controlled by a kingdom of darkness. The works of the present kingdom are still with us: partying and drunkenness, sexual immorality and sensuality, discord and jealousy. But as citizens of the future kingdom, we are to renounce those dark works, and pick up our light weapons. We are to stop thinking about the things the flesh lusts after, and put on the Lord Jesus Christ. It is his kingdom we seek. It is his righteousness that should characterize us.
LORD, we want your kingdom of light to prevail in our lives. Keep us from thinking about the works of darkness. Help us to concentrate on the light weapons we have in you.