This is the last chapter of the book of Ephesians. Even though I’m taking a chapter a day this week, usually I stay in one chapter for three days or longer. I can’t absorb all of one chapter in one day, because there is so much to pounder on in any given chapter. It was about 2 years ago that I started to read the bible portions over and over, and more slowly, which helped me a lot. By reading it slowly, it stays in my thoughts, and I can concentrate on what I’ve read.
The armor of God,
Pray for Paul
Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. Ephesians 6:2-3.
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6:19, 20
Tychicus, a beloved brother, is sent by Paul to tell them all about how it goes with Paul. Tychicus comforts the Christian’s hearts (verse 22). Thank God for the christian friends that were a comfort to us over the years. That is the kind of friend I want to be.
We can’t pray for Paul anymore, but we can pray for people to want Jesus for their Saviour, and to understand their need for a Saviour. Most people don’t think they are sinners, and they don’t think they need Jesus Christ to clear them of sin. I think a lot of people are shocked and hurt when they die. We can’t bring them from the dead to tell us about it, but if a person isn’t trusting in Jesus to get them to heaven, then they are most likely, shocked and hurt when they leave this world.
The armor of God in this chapter (6:10-18) has always been very special to me. I had it all memorized at one time, but I don’t think I can get it word perfectly as I used to. The armor of God shows us a lot we need to know, like in verse 16. Satan hates christians and he wants to destroy a christian in any way he can. Satan wants to ruin a christian’s life. That is what I see in this verse. “Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” Ephesians 6:16. The fiery darts of the wicked are meant to destroy a christen’s belief in God too.
“Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” Ephesians 6:16.
I hope you get a lot of out the book of Ephesians as you read through it. Thank God for it! We don’t have to go on to eternity with stupidity. God left us his Word for understanding things.
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