But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
Paul begins this passage by telling the Ephesian Christians (and all of us as well) that we should live a life that is beyond reproach. He says that there shouldn’t be a hint of sin in our lives. The sins that Paul lists are representative of the large array of human behavior that falls into the category of sin. Paul is not trying to lift up some sin over other sin. He is giving examples of sin but he is basically saying that we should stay away from all sin.
Paul tells us that willful sin (choosing sin even when we know that it is wrong) is not behavior appropriate for God’s people.
Consider these questions:
How do you avoid temptation and the possibility of falling into sin in your life?
Why should you work to not even have a hint of sin in your life?