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Thoughts on Ephesians 4

  • In Ephesians 4 Paul gives us a lot of practical advice on how to behave and how to treat others in a way that lives up to our calling in Christ.  We were meant for better things than the petty situations that we sometimes find ourselves in. (Ephesians 4:1)
  • We need to realize that no one is perfect, and people won't always live up to our expectations.  Rather than take it personally, or react in a similar fashion, we need to take the high road--be patient and loving. (Ephesians 4:2)
  • What will it take from you to keep the peace? (Ephesians 4:3)
  • If we have accepted Christ we are all one with Him, part of His body.  His purpose is to for us to be built up, to mature, in unity and faith.  (Ephesians 4:4-6, Ephesians 4:11-13)
  • When we reach maturity in Christ, we will be less vulnerable to the ways of the world, the cunning and deceitful ways of Satan.  (Ephesians 4: 14-15)
  • We all have a part to play, but we do it together as one body. (Ephesians 4:16)
  • Do not live a life that is focused only on your own desires and ignores God. (Ephesians 4:17-24)
  • Paul's practical advice for living a better life, one of righteousness and holiness, pleasing to God.  Take time to read these verses again, slowly.  (Ephesians 4:25-32)

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3 thoughts on “Thoughts on Ephesians 4

  1. Rowena

    To me, Ephesians 4 has always served as a welcome reminder of the fact that we all have roles, and are all important, in the body of Christ. No matter how "small" we perceive ourselves to be, we have a part to play and if there is a problem in the body of Christ, as in the physical body, the whole body is affected. I remember Joyce Meyer talking about a Church she attended in which strife entered and after a while the Church stopped bearing fruit and people left. It's important that we don't lose our sensitivity, and that we get rid of anger, slander, rage and bitterness in order to mature as Christians.

    1. LC

      Good point Rowena. People have to learn to rise above their own selfish needs and desires and try to (a) get along and (b) do the will of God. If we were all focused on God's will instead of our own, we would have fewer problems.

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