Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Book of Ephesians - Part 2

Here I am FINALLY with Part 2 of my study of the Book of Ephesians.

Chapter 3:
v8 - "The unsearchable riches of Christ".  Christ has got so many riches laid in store for us - both physical and spiritual ones - that we could never find out about all of them....."all spiritual blessings" (1:3)

v17 - "Rooted and grounded in love."  True, Biblical love is the basis for Christianity and we need to have so much of that love that it's like we've been planted in it.

v20 - "Able to do exceeding abundantly above".  God can - and will - work in ways that we cannot even BEGIN to imagine - "ALL that we could ask or think".  God cannot be limed, nor WIL He be limited to our human restrictions!

Chapter 4:
v1 - "Walk worthy of the vocation".  God has called me to a special plan and purpose and I need to make sure that I walk worthy of that plan and purpose.  I need to walk and live so as to please and glorify the Lord.

v7 - We have all been given grace - be thankful for it and don't abuse it!!

v16 - Like a temple, we are also a body.  Everybody is SOME part of the body.  Some parts of the body look totally useless, but they ARE useful and are there for a purpose.  If it wasn't there, we wouldn't be able to do some things.

v22-24 - We need to get rid of the old and replace it with something new and better.  We CANNOT get rid of something - especially in the spiritual life - without replacing it or else we'll become worse off.

v29 - Whenever I talk, I need to stop and think before I say anything...is what I'm about to say edifying and will it build up and encourage whoever I am talking to or is it going to pull them down and discourage them?

3 comments:

  1. Thankyou for these great insights Beth! Some good food for thought there! :)

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  2. Thanks Beth - encouraging read. Thanks for sharing what the Lord has been teaching you from Ephesians! - Kate M.

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  3. Thank you so much for doing this study on Ephesians, Bethie! The book of Ephesians has so many riches, which are often overlooked, and your study on it has beautifully revealed many of these special verses of scripture!
    Love you lots Bethie!

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