DO IT AS TO THE LORD  

Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, 6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man,8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, […]

CHILDREN AND PARENTS 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 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 […]

A CALL TO LOVE 

25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without […]

A CALL TO SUBMIT 

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.  Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Ephesians 5:22-24   INSIGHT:  In today’s […]

A CALL TO WISDOM 

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,  making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16  INSIGHT:  A very important call is put before all of us today: to walk by wisdom. That is to do everything with the fear of the Lord. Noone is fully […]

THE FRUIT OF LIGHT 

For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Ephesians 5:8-10  INSIGHT:  The question of identity has always been an important […]

A FRAGRANT OFFERING

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.   Ephesians 5:1-2  INSIGHT:  There are all kinds of Offering and sacrifices but only one has an aroma, a fragrance that is pleasing to God. I believe it is […]

DO NOT GRIEVE THE SPIRIT 

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30   INSIGHT:  The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead, not third in importance compared to the Father and the Son but just as a way to differentiate them. We do understand and […]

BE AUTHENTIC 

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,  and give no opportunity to the devil.  Ephesians 4:25-27 INSIGHT:  A true Christian ought to be characterized by authenticity, honesty […]

PUTTING ON THE NEW SELF 

But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to […]