“Thank God for experiences, but do not rely on them. This is a place to have in the Christian life, to live in constant readiness and flexibility. (10) The call to stand against the devil. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; a. However powerful the rest of your body is, if you are wounded in your feet you are easy prey for the enemy. But his heart and mind were fixed on his responsibility as an ambassador of the gospel. 6. Ephesians 1:6, KJV: "To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved." What our duty is: to take and put on the whole armour of God, and then to stand our ground, and withstand our enemies. i. (Eph 6:5-8) How employees walk in the light: working as servants of Jesus. b. (9-14) The apostle thanks God for their faith and love, and prays for the continuance of their knowledge and hope, with respect to the heavenly inheritance, and to God's powerful working in … Equipped with God’s armor, no wonder we are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37). Johannine Writings We do the Lord’s work and stand against every hint of spiritual opposition. Let faithful servants trust God for their wages, while they do their duty in his fear: I. (Eph 6:21-22) The sending of Tychicus. No one can fight effectively or effectively go about his business without this equipment. f. I am an ambassador in chains: Of course, the ancient Greek word for chains meant a prisoner’s shackles. Chapter 6. The gospel has its temporal promises, as well as spiritual ones. “The Gospel found slavery in the world; and in many regions, particularly the Roman and the Greek, it was a very bad form of slavery. Strictly, the belt is not part of the armor, but before the armor can be put on, the garments underneath must be gathered together. Text Commentaries. Pentateuch This is not a necessary cycle, but it is a common one. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, The business people soldmodels of Diana’s *temple there. Prophets a. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is different compared to many of the other New Testament letters he wrote. b. A salutation, and an account of saving blessings, as prepared in God's eternal election, as purchased by Christ's blood. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. (Eph 6:9) How employers walk in the light: treating their workers well. “Grace makes us the servants of God while still we are the servants of men: it enables us to do the business of heaven while we are attending to the business of earth: it sanctifies the common duties of life by showing us how to perform them in the light of heaven.” (Spurgeon). The word of God is the sword of the Spirit. It is as if the army says, “Soldier, we are going to give you the best weapons and armor possible. Bible Reference. Prophets 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, () but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. This web page contains lesson plans for a ten-week Bible Study. -------------------- Bible Commentaries 'Thru the Bible' with Dr. J. Vernon McGee Ephesians. 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The idea was not only to injure the enemy, but to shoot at him at all sides with a massive number of arrows, and thus to confuse and panic the enemy. Put on the whole armor of God: The armor of God will be explained more fully in the next passage; but here the emphasis is on the whole armor of God. The word appears "only in 1Sa 17:6, a piece of defensive armour (q.v.) The same idea was communicated by Jesus in Luke 12:35-36. iv. When the muscular man uses his might to bend an iron bar, he uses his power. b. Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com Ephesians 6 Children and parents. Luke-Acts 5. A. -------------------- Do not provoke your children to wrath: Parents certainly have the opportunity to provoke their children to wrath, through an unkind, over-critical attitude that torments the child instead of training them. KJ21. The Spirit-filled life and two other special areas of submission. We should regard them as being on many different levels and of many different ranks, yet they all have one goal: to knock the Christian down from their place of standing. 1. Luke-Acts The soldier of Christ would would need to stand firm v13. The City. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. -------------------- The idea of preparation is really readiness. This means that their obedience is part of their Christian obedience, in a similar way to the wife’s command to submit to her husband as to the Lord (Ephesians 5:22). Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. The shield Paul describes is not the small round one, but the large, oblong shield that could protect the whole body. Paul’s idea here is much the same as in 2 Corinthians 10:3-4: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. iii. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 speaks of the helmet of salvation in connection to the hope of salvation. Children and Parents - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Luke-Acts Ephesians 6:10-11. Galatians. The New Testament Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Study the bible online using commentary on Ephesians 6 and more! b. -------------------- Major Prophets III. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 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That you may be able: Without the strength of God and the protection of spiritual armor, it is impossible to stand against the attacks of spiritual enemies. This is not our own earned righteousness, not a feeling of righteousness, but a righteousness received by faith in Jesus. Ephesians 6:10-20 English Standard Version (ESV) The Whole Armor of God. a. 1. 3. Johannine Writings The servants of old were generally slaves. Therefore having comes first. What it means to honor our father and mother may change as we grow into adulthood, but the principle always endures. Historical Books On special occasions, ambassadors wore such chains to show the riches, power, and dignity of the government they represented. If Ephesians is addressed to several Christian communities (see Introduction), it is understandable that no greetings to individual members of these communities should have … Wisdom Literature "Christ" is His distinction, for He is the Messiah. Training is the same word translated chastening in Hebrews 12:5-11. c. Doing the will of God: In Greek culture manual work was despised and the goal of being successful was getting to the point where you never had to do any work. Peace to the brethren... Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus: Paul concluded the letter as he began it, with reference to grace and peace, these two essential cornerstones for the Christian life. c. Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity: Paul ended by pronouncing a blessing, which was his way of helping the Ephesians to walk in every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. When a man sat down and was relaxed, he took off his belt. King James Version Update. ii. The great duty of children is, to obey their parents... View the entire commentary. (Ephesians 1:3), ©2013 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission But the shield of faith not only catches the incendiary devices but extinguishes them.” (Bruce). ( Ephesians 6:1) As in all three of the reciprocal duties discussed here, Paul began with the duties of that group who were supposed to submit or obey. -------------------- Might is inherent power or force. General Epistles The Gospels i. The Old Testament A Although scholars count these occurrences somewhat differently, depending on the version or translation used, it must be agreed by all that "in Christ" is the cornerstone and foundation of Paul's theology. On the shoes: “Josephus described them as ‘shoes thickly studded with sharp nails’... so as to ensure a good grip. Eph 6:8 : Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. 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Bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord, Bondservants, be obedient... as to Christ, doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, He will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free, Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, That you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil, For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but, For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, Principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places, spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places, That you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand, Having put on the breastplate of righteousness, Having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace, Taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one, The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, And for me, that utterance may be given to me, Boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister, Peace to the brethren... 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I must rely on His might and then do the work. His imagery is a sustained portrayal of the Christian life as spiritual warfare using the Lord’s resources. I can do work without relying on it. i. The breastplate of righteousness is your best defense against the sense of spiritual depression and gloom that comes against us. i. 4. b. i. And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. -------------------- They should have an eye to Jesus Christ in all the service that they perform to their masters (. 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. God will return to us in the measure that we have worked hard for others; He will not allow our hard work to go without reward. Therefore take up the whole armor of God: Paul introduced the idea of the whole armor of God back in Ephesians 6:11. 1. While many Bible commentaries strive for exhaustive treatments of Scripture, Dr. James M. Gray's Concise Bible Commentary instead endeavors to be succinct. That obedience includes inward reverence, as well as outward acts, and in every age prosperity has attended those distinguished for obedience to parents. 5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Pauline Epistles And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him. 2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, III. But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you; whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts. Poetical Books Tools. First, they are to obey in the Lord. We know that Jesus disarmed all principalities and powers (Colossians 2:15). 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Not with eyeservice: We are not to work with eyeservice (working only when the boss is looking) or as men-pleasers (those who only care about pleasing man), but with good will (a good attitude, not complaining) doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men. “Even when such a missile was caught by the shield and did not penetrate to the body, says Livy, it caused panic, because it was thrown when well alight and its motion through the air made it blaze most fiercely, so that the soldier was tempted to get rid of his burning shield and expose himself to the enemy’s spear-thrusts. (1) He comes to another part of a family, and shows that the duty of the children toward their parents consists in obedience to them. of Scripture. The detailed teaching of spiritual warfare in this passage presents two essential components. 4. (Eph 6:16-18) The spiritual armor to take. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. The New Testament a. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Bible Reference. Major Prophets General Epistles Bible Commentaries Chuck Smith Bible Commentary Ephesians. It is easy to neglect one or the other. He plays both the bully and the beguiler. i. Historical Books Verse. The best and most eminent ministers have need of, and may receive advantage by, the prayers of good Christians; and therefore should earnestly desire them. Luke-Acts Luke-Acts Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 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Like Romans, Ephesians was not written so much to address problems in a particular church; more so, it was written to explain some of the great themes and doctrines of GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible The Old Testament i. Foulkes says a more literal translation is, Not for us is the wrestling against flesh and blood. -------------------- Ephesians 1:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ephesians 1:6, NIV: "to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves." ii. For all the saints: We can battle spiritually not only on our own behalf, but also on the behalf of others. Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. ii. The military successes both of Alexander the Great and of Julius Caesar were due in large measure to their armies’ being well shod and thus able to undertake long marches at incredible speed over rough terrain.” (Wood), iii. ii. v. 1 The theme of this book is that we are in Christ Jesus ().. v. 2 Remember that "Lord" is a title, not part of the name of Jesus. -------------------- Our love for the Lord should be undying. (Eph 6:12) The fact of spiritual warfare. 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Taking the shield of faith: Ephesians 6:13-14 tells us of armor to have. 3. This is a responsibility for fathers. The apostle proceeds in the exhortation to relative duties which he began in the former, particularly he insists on the duties of children and parents, and of servants and masters (, II. c. And in the power of His might: This shows how to get this strength. i. “So the Gospel leaves its message of absolutely equal obligation, in Jesus Christ, upon the slave and upon the slave owner. Some say that Ephesians reads like a commentary on the Pauline letters and probably it has been best termed the crown of Paulinism. Paul considers his prisoner’s chains to actually be the glorious adornment of an ambassador of Jesus Christ. As to the Lord means that all our work is really done unto the Lord, not unto man. Elsewhere feet walk to carry the gospel is5207, ro1015. This is part of the armor to have, which is a foundation to live upon all the time, our understanding of and confidence in the basic doctrines of the faith. It is no new thing for Christ's ministers to be in bonds. 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Having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace: The preparation of the gospel is represented as the protective shoes (or sandals) worn by Roman soldiers. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. The principle will do its work. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood: The fact that our real battle is not against flesh and blood is forgotten by many Christians, who put all their efforts in that direction. Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com It is a hard thing for them to speak boldly when that is their case. Ephesians 6:10-20 describes the whole armor of God. A muscular man’s big muscles display his might, even if he doesn’t use them. Text Commentaries. The duty of children to their parents. a. 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