Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. The Whole Bible i. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers: Paul did not call the believer to enter into spiritual warfare. a. English Standard Version Update. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed i. The principle will do its work. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord [as His representatives], for this is just and right. Font Size. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. It is not “I do everything and God does nothing.” It is not “I do nothing and God does everything.” It is not “I do all I can and God helps with what I can’t.” Each of those approaches falls short. DBY For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. NIV “We have to walk on a knife-edge in these matters; you must not become extreme on one side or the other. NIV LXX b. iii. (Eph 6:4) How parents walk in the light: not provoking their children to wrath. Admonition has more of the idea of teaching – both are necessary, though it may be significant that training comes first. The adult child does not owe the parent obedience, but they do owe the parent honor. We should use every kind of prayer we can think of. Poetical Books "Paul's Epistle - Ephesians 6 - (KJV - King James Version)." Collectively, they are all members of spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Footnotes. e. That utterance may be given to me: The idea behind utterance is clear speaking. a. 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The Old Testament ENDNOTE: [1] J. R. Dummelow, Commentary on the Holy Bible (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937), p. 966. i. But both of these fall short. A soldier would be foolish to go into battle without his helmet. -------------------- So while the Gospel in one respect left slavery alone, it doomed it in another.” (Moule). This is what all a parent’s discipline for a child must come to. The two are essential, and much teaching on Christian combat neglects the first. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. “When you are disciplining a child, you should have first controlled yourself... What right have you to say to your child that he needs discipline when you obviously need it yourself?” (Lloyd-Jones). 2 Honor 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. [a][b]4 Fathers, don’t stir up angerin your children, but bring them up in the trainingand instruction of the Lord. When we are properly equipped with the helmet of salvation, it’s hard to stay discouraged. By the 20 th century, a majority subscribed to the theory that Ephesians is a redaction of Colossians (1:5, 9, 13-14, 6) because of some remarkably similar language, though some of the parallels with Romans suggest the letter could represent a broader collection of Pauline works. Therefore, effectively using the sword takes practice. First, you must be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. c. And in the power of His might: This shows how to get this strength. Markus Barth wrote, “We conclude that by principalities and powers Paul means the world of axioms and principles of politics and religion, of economics and society, of morals and biology, of history and culture.” Yet this contradicts what Paul says about our battle not being against flesh and blood. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 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. Ephesians 4:14 B) Responsibility 1. * 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order', Blue Letter Bible. i. We must be mobile, flexible, and ready with the truth. Disobedience must be punished, so that obedience can be learned. It is plain that this is Paul’s emphasis in Ephesians 6:11 and 6:13. I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye … KJV It was as if they had received some of the available might of God, but it simply leaked away like water in a bucket that is full of holes. If you take a weak man who can barely stand, and put the best armor on him he will still be an ineffective soldier. It reminds us that our work can and should be done as if we were working for Jesus – because we are! I can do work without relying on it. 1 You who are children, obey your parents. 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. ii. Ephesians 6 King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition. KJV General Epistles Prophets Training is the same word translated chastening in Hebrews 12:5-11. c. Having put on the breastplate of righteousness: Righteousness is represented as a breastplate which provides essential protection for the most vital organs. He simply announced it as a fact: we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but (we do wrestle) against principalities and so forth. b. Major Prophets a. Praying always with all prayer: The idea is all kinds of prayer or prayer upon prayer. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. Our battle is spiritual, not physical (Ephesians 6:12). This is not our own earned righteousness, not a feeling of righteousness, but a righteousness received by faith in Jesus. 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. You can’t just walk around saying, “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” over and over and it will happen. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Significantly, both training and admonition are used to describe the purpose of the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16 and 1 Corinthians 10:11). He probably took the idea from 1 Samuel 30:6, where it is said that David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. 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. On the shoes: “Josephus described them as ‘shoes thickly studded with sharp nails’... so as to ensure a good grip. 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. iii. (10) The call to stand against the devil. RVR60 d. Boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel: Paul could have asked prayer for many things, but he wanted his readers to pray for this. Major Prophets iii. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Luke-Acts Eph 6:6: not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, Eph 6:7: with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, Eph 6:8: knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. -------------------- The Gospels Christ’s power working for us: Eph 6:9: And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. His final great admonition to strength in the Lord through putting on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20) was followed by practical words regarding the bearer of the letter (Ephesians 6:21-22), and the benediction (Ephesians 6:23-24). His might works in me as I rely on it, and step out to do the work. of Scripture. But first we have to make sure that you are strong and that you can use what we give you.”. iii. i. HNV This is a place to have in the Christian life, to live in constant readiness and flexibility. General Epistles And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We can no sooner battle against spiritual enemies in our own righteousness than a soldier can effectively fight without his breastplate. It isn’t the idea, these parts of the armor are more important than the others. Minor Prophets Often we just don’t pray because we are simply overconfident in our own abilities. One of Satan’s most effective weapons against us is discouragement. NKJV We are sometimes tempted to say to the devil, “Look at all I’ve done for the Lord.” But that is shaky ground, though sometimes it feels good. b. Some of the armor we must wear all the time and have as a standing foundation. “The gospel introduced a fresh element into parental responsibility by insisting that the feelings of the child must be taken into consideration. -------------------- This not only means that children have the responsibility to obey, but parents have the responsibility to teach their children obedience – one of the most important jobs for a parent. 5:16; Ephesians 6:4 Or Parents; Ephesians 6:23 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, 6 Children, what you should do in union with the Lord is obey your parents, for this is right. i. Putting on the belt prepared for action, it freed one for movement, and it put a soldier in a battle frame of mind. The Old Testament Pauline Epistles GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point iii. Power is the exercise of might. [2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The breastplate of righteousness is your best defense against the sense of spiritual depression and gloom that comes against us. Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Pauline Epistles Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. i. HNV Greek (TR) The Old Testament 4. 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. d. 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. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. -------------------- Eph 1:7 ¶ In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Eph 1:8 : Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Eph 1:9 Minor Prophets In the Old Testament, it is the Lord who wears the armor (Isaiah 59:17). RVR60 That he may comfort your hearts: Paul wanted Tychicus to comfort the Ephesians (and everyone else who read the letter) about Paul’s condition during his imprisonment in Rome. Eph 6:9 ¶ And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither … 7 Jan 2021. i. Foulkes says a more literal translation is, Not for us is the wrestling against flesh and blood. The New Testament f. I am an ambassador in chains: Of course, the ancient Greek word for chains meant a prisoner’s shackles. 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. WLC 2 Honor (esteem and value as precious) your father and your mother—this is the first commandment with a promise— 3 That all may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth. -------------------- Some interpret the nature of principalities and powers in purely naturalistic terms. At the end of the day it is completely irrelevant if the particular opponent we face is a principality, a power, or a ruler of the darkness of this age. ii. -------------------- VUL “When the bonds of family life break up, when respect for parents fails, the community becomes decadent and will not live long.” (Foulkes). A. But after becoming prosperous, we often allow our hearts to grow far from God, then God disciplines us with hard times, and then we repent – and then the cycle starts again. We can say that it is through prayer that spiritual strength and the armor of God go to work. It is shaky because feelings and experiences change quickly. NASB There is no word of Revolution.” (Moule). 3 The promise is this: ‘As a result, you will be happy and you will live for a long time on the earth.’ Christ’s power in us enables us to live God’s way as we trust Him to work in and through us. Ephesians 6:10-18 gives the best instruction in the New Testament on spiritual warfare. b. ii. Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. 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. e. The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: The idea is that the Spirit provides a sword for you, and that sword is the word of God. Believers are to be strong in the Lord (Ephesians 6:10) and put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:11) to stand against Satan's schemes. v. In his great series of sermons on this text, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones listed many ways in which he believes Christians wasted their strength. Free Bible Software, Blue,Letter,Bible,Paul's,Epistle,-,Ephesians,Chapter,5,KJV,King,James,Version,Be,ye,therefore,followers,of,God,as,dear,children; Ephesians 4:11 Gifts in the church Ephesians 4:12 Purpose of equipping Ephesians 4:13 The final goal Ephesians 4:11-13 Bible Study Questions. Pentateuch Satan’s schemes against us come to nothing when we stand against them in the power of God. c. Taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one: Faith is represented as a shield, protecting us from the fiery darts of the wicked one, those persistent efforts of demonic foes to weaken us through fear and unbelief. H ONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise), Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether. Johannine Writings Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints; and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. 3 Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens in Christ. Children are to obey their parents. Even as servants are to work hard and honestly for their masters, so masters are to do the same on behalf of those who work for them. This web page contains lesson plans for a ten-week Bible Study. i. -------------------- The detailed teaching of spiritual warfare in this passage presents two essential components. Greek (mGNT), Audio Bibles: i. Paul wrote this while in the custody of Roman soldiers. Thank you for registering. c. Bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord: This does not mean merely scolding your children in the sense of admonition. Historical Books Prophets Giving up threatening: Employers are also to give up threatening and other forms of harsh treatment. That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. We do the Lord’s work and stand against every hint of spiritual opposition. Salvation is pictured as this kind of helmet, protecting an essential part of the body. We could imagine Paul asking for many things, such as relief from his imprisonment or for other comforts. 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. By faith, we can access His power to help us. 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). Might is inherent power or force. Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 6 Children, obeyyour parents in the Lord, because this is right. Then, you must put on the whole armor of God. ; Ephesians 6:24 Or Grace and immortality to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a responsibility for fathers. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. God’s righteousness isn’t. The order in which the pieces of armor are described is the order in which the soldier would normally put them on. ii. i. ii. iv. Johannine Writings The Gospels Welcome to your Ephesians Bible Study. Historical Books God gives the believer a full set of equipment, and He sends us out into battle with everything we need at our disposal. 7. Ephesians 1 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Greeting. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Strictly, the belt is not part of the armor, but before the armor can be put on, the garments underneath must be gathered together. 2. i. Ephesians 6:11 tells us that all of our warfare is combating the wiles of the devil. God gives the Christian a glorious standing to maintain by faith and spiritual warfare: iii. The key is for me to by faith rely on His might – and rely on it more and more – and then do the work. 1. Encouragement and rebuke must be combined with training and teaching. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. Eph 1:4 - just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and … Finally: This comes at the end of the letter – a letter in which Paul has carefully established our place in Jesus, and then the basics of the Christian walk. NET This does not happen just by saying the words. This is consistent with both the ultimate purpose of God (Ephesians 1:10) and the mystery of God revealed through Paul (Ephesians 3:6). Speaking the truth in love Ephesians 4:15b 3. Prophets Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. He probably had in mind his upcoming defense before Caesar. (Eph 6:21-22) The sending of Tychicus. In the following passage he details the specific items related to the armor of God. Faith turns them back. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”. The Old Testament i. The Gospel began at once to undermine it, with its mighty principles of the equality of all souls in the mystery and dignity of manhood, and of the equal work of redeeming love wrought for all souls by the supreme Master. This isn’t how it is in God’s kingdom, where hard work and manual labor are honorable. Minor Prophets NLT i. It means that the reserve of strength is actually in operation. (Eph 6:18-20) How to use spiritual strength and the armor of God. ( Eph 6:1-3) The Spirit-filled life and the parent-child relationship. b. This armor is of God both is the sense that it is from Him, and in the sense that it is His actual armor. 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. i. I can rely on it and do no work. Deceit Ephesians 4:15a 2. a. He plays both the bully and the beguiler. Because you belong to the Lord, that is the right thing to do. (Eph 6:12) The fact of spiritual warfare. 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