After a little more than a month, I have finished reading and commenting on Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. I have now finished the New Testament four canonical gospels, plus the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul’s letters to the Romans, as well 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Ephesians. Every time I finish commenting on a book of the Bible, I send a thank you blog. I usually post five blogs a day covering a verse of the biblical books. So far, I have posted over 13,970 blogs about the individual paragraphs of all the 46 books of the Old Testament, plus the individual verses of the first ten books of the New Testament. It has taken me over seven years to get this done, since I first began in 2013.
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Peace – love – joy
Paul wanted the Ephesians to know how he was doing. Thus, he was sending Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister. He left them with the peace and love of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Finally, he offered grace to those who had an undying love of Jesus Christ.
Paul said that they should pray at all times. They should be alert and persevere, while praying for all their fellow Christians. They also should pray for Paul, so that he could proudly continue to proclaim the mystery of the gospel as an ambassador in chains.
Paul said they should fasten the belt of truth around their waist. Then they should put on the breastplate of righteousness. Their feet should have the gospel of peace. They should have a shield of faith to fight off the flaming darts of the evil one. They should have the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Holy Spirit, that is the word of God.
Paul wanted the Ephesians to be strong in the Lord. They were to put on the armor of God so that they could fight off the devil. The fight was not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, cosmic powers, and heavenly evil spiritual armies. Therefore, they had to have all the spiritual armor to fight this battle. In this struggle with the spiritual evil, they had to stand firm.
Paul said that slaves should be obedient to their earthly master as if he was Jesus Christ. These slaves should do the will of God as servants from the heart with an enthusiastic service. They are rendering a service to God, not to men. Whatever good they did, they will receive the same again from the Lord. This also goes for the free slave owner. Masters were not to threaten their slaves. Both the free master and the slave serve the same master in heaven where there is no partiality.
Paul said that children should obey their parents. They were to honor their father and mother. He remarked that this was the first commandment with a promise, that you may live a well and long life. Then Paul added that the parents should not provoke their children to get angry. The children should be disciplined and brought up with the instruction of the Lord.
Paul said that a man and a women leave their family to become one in the great mystery of marriage, just like the great mystery of Christ and his church. Each husband should love his wife as himself. Each wife should respect her husband.
Paul explained the role of husbands. They were to love their wives as Christ loves his church. Christ gave himself up for the church to sanctify it by washing with the word. Thus, the church is without spot or wrinkle, holy without a blemish. Husbands should love their wives as their own body. Whoever love his wife, loves himself. Nobody hates his own body. Husbands should nourish and care for their wives, because we are all members of Christ’s body.
Paul said that all the Christians should be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Thus, wives should be subject to their husbands. The husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. Christ is the savior and the body of the church. so that the church is subject to Christ. Thus, wives are subject in everything to their husbands.