Paul's Letter to the Ephesians is divided into two basic sections. The first three chapters consist primarily of doctrine or teaching about the Church’s position in Christ. In these chapters, Paul informs the members of the Church of who we are in Christ and what we have in Christ. Now we come to the second half of Ephesians, chapters 4 through 6. These chapters consist primarily of practical exhortation. If the first half of Ephesians informs us of who we are in Christ, then the second half of Ephesians informs us of what Christ expects of us, that is what should be our conduct in the world. The theme of chapters 4 through 6 is best stated in Eph. 4:1, which reads: “Walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.” God’s gracious calling not only bestows great privileges on us, but it also carries with it great responsibilities. Therefore, we need to conduct our lives in a manner that honors God and reflects His nature and character. Get ready for a wonderful journey into the second half of Ephesians! To re-visit any of our in-depth study of Ephesians, please click on the button below.
Wilfred Graves Jr.