Walking in Wisdom – Ephesians 5:15–21

Read the Passage: Ephesians 5:15-21

Walk Carefully (5:15–16)

Paul begins his encouragement about walking in wisdom with this exhortation, “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:15–16). Continue reading Walking in Wisdom – Ephesians 5:15–21

The Worthy Walk – Ephesians 5:1–14

Read the Passage: Ephesians 5:1-14

Exhortation (5:1–2)

Earlier, at Eph. 4:1, Paul exhorted his readers to “walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.” In the rest of Ephesians 4 Paul wrote generally about the worthy walk, as he explained how such a walk is aided by spiritual gifts (cf. Eph. 4:7–16) and made possible via regeneration (cf. Eph. 4:17–24). Continue reading The Worthy Walk – Ephesians 5:1–14

Sanctification – Ephesians 4:17–32

Read the Passage: Ephesians 4:17-32

The Old Man (4:17–19)

Earlier, as Paul began the application section of the book of Ephesians, he exhorted his readers toward sanctification, instructing them to “walk worthy of the calling with which you were called” (Eph. 4:1). In the rest of this letter, Paul gives details about the worthy walk, which displays the unity of believers in Christ. Continue reading Sanctification – Ephesians 4:17–32

Christian Unity – Ephesians 4:1–10

Read the Passage: Ephesians 4:1-10

Exhortation (4:1–3)

It was Paul’s custom in his epistles to begin with doctrinal teaching and then move on to practical application. Said differently, Paul always transitions from theology to ethics in his letters, which makes sense, since ethics is applied theology. Continue reading Christian Unity – Ephesians 4:1–10