Archive for the ‘Ephesians’ Category

Love, Just as Christ Loved Us

Ephesians 5Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Imitate God. He died for us. We must learn to walk in love. We will get many opportunities to walk out his challenge. People will constantly […]

A mature Christian

Ephesians 431 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. So chapter four ends the way it starts, with a call to unity. From my commentary:The new man seeks to show the same kindness, tender heartedness […]

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 430 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. I think I now see the Spirit of God grieving, when you are sitting down to read a novel and there is your Bible unread… You have no time for prayer, but the Spirit sees you […]

Edify

Ephesians 429 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.  From my commentary:The new man knows how to watch his tongue, speaking only what is good for necessary edification, desiring to impart grace to all who hear him. I feel a lot of the commentaries think […]

The real reason we work

Ephesians 4:28 Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. From my commentary: Paul’s idea is that we should work so that we can give. The purpose for getting becomes giving. If you are not giving to those […]

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down

Ephesians 426 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give [g]place to the devil. Reconcile one to another, and be at peace. There is a time and place for a proper anger. However, it HAS to give way to peace and reconciliation. You cannot just hold the anger. […]

Truth

Now that our minds are renewed Paul gives us the next steps so that we do not grieve the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 425 Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.  This is something I do my best to live up to. Lying is an act of pure evil. […]

and renew a right spirit within me…

Ephesians 420 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man […]

Don’t WALK THIS WAY

Ephesians 417 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as [f]the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;  From my commentary:No longer […]

Working Together

Ephesians 416 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. If one part does not do it’s job, there is no effective growing. As a body, […]