One hope (Eph. 4:4)

“There is one body

And one Spirit,

Just as you were called

To the one hope

Of your calling.”

ἓν σῶμα καὶ ἓν Πνεῦμα, καθὼς καὶ ἐκλήθητε ἐν μιᾷ ἐλπίδι τῆς κλήσεως ὑμῶν·

Paul said, “There is one body (ἓν σῶμα) and one Spirit (καὶ ἓν Πνεῦμα), just as you were called (καθὼς καὶ ἐκλήθητε) to the one hope (ἐν μιᾷ ἐλπίδι) of your calling (τῆς κλήσεως ὑμῶν).”  Only the Pauline letters have this word κλήσεως, that means a calling, an invitation, or a divine call.  Once again, Paul alluded to the importance of unity and the fact that they were called to this divine unity as mentioned in verse one.  Paul emphasized that there was only one body of Christians.  There was only one Holy Spirit.  There was only one hope.  They had been called to this unity with Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit.  Unity among the early Christians was very important but elusive.  Do you strive for unity in your Christian church?

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