Chapter CONTEXT from MHCC: We have gone through the former part of this epistle, which consists of several important doctrinal truths, contained in the three preceding chapters. We enter now on the latter part of it, in which we have the most weighty and serious exhortations that can be given. We may observe that in this, as in most others of Paul’s epistles, the former part is doctrinal, and fitted to inform the minds of men in the great truths and doctrines of the gospel, the latter is practical, and designed for the direction of their lives and manners, all Christians being bound to endeavour after soundness in the faith, and regularity in life and practice. In what has gone before we have heard of Christian privileges, which are the matter of our comfort. In what follows we shall hear of Christian duties, and what the Lord our God requires of us in consideration of such privileges vouchsafed to us. The best way to understand the mysteries and partake of the privileges of which we have read before is conscientiously to pracv. 1). II. An exhortation to mutual love, unity, and concord, with the proper means and motives to promote them (v. 2-16). III. An exhortation to Christian purity and holiness of life; and that both more general (v. 17-24) and in several particular instances (v. 25 to the end).
One of the important lessons in this chapter is that we are ALWAYS supposed to be; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Maybe you are different than most folks I know and you are a true peacemaker and nothing in or of this world bothers you if so I might be just a little bit jealous 😉. For the rest of us, it seems like a daily struggle to deal with the unrepentant evil that runs rampant around us.
Like everything else that’s Holy Word points out we should do He didn’t leave us hanging without some instructions to go along with it. Here from Grace to You Ministries is a Devotional about having the correct attitude using Ephesians 4:3.
Seeking Righteous Attitudes
God is most concerned about who we are, because who we are determines what we do.