Ephesians 4:1-16,Walk in Unity, Spiritual Gifts, the New Man.
Ephesians 2:11-22, Brought Near by His Blood, Christ is Our Peace, Christ is the Cornerstone.
Ephesians 2:1-10, Saved by Grace through Faith.
The word workmanship is in Greek ποιημα (poiema) meaning “We are God’s poem”.
I like that.
Today we read the last chapter of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and first chapter of Isaiah.
Ephesians 6. Children: Obey your parents, bondservants (employees): Do everything as unto God, put on the whole armor of God and pray in the spirit always for all the saints. The Apostle Paul then added a final greeting, and so ends this inspirational letter to the Ephesians.
Isaiah 1. No other book of the Bible has so many fulfilled prophecies. Read it and marvel! Use the lists as reference.
Today we read the fifth chapter of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and the last two chapters of the Song of Solomon.
Ephesians 5, Paul gave good advice: Walk in love, walk in light, and walk in wisdom, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” Then Paul gave Godly advice on marriage and likened it to the relationship between Christ and the church.
Song of Solomon 7 is full of expressions of praise.
Song of Solomon 8. And so is love renewed in Lebanon. This shows that God’s love is complete, and does indeed include the sensual. This too is the gift of God.
Today we read the fourth chapter of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and three chapters of the Song of Solomon.
Ephesians 4. Paul urged the believers to walk in unity, because there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God, even though there are different spiritual gifts. He reminded them they are children of light, do not grieve the spirit, and “do not let the sun go down on your wrath“.
Song of Solomon 4. The bridegroom praises the bride.
Song of Solomon 5. The Shulamite’s troubled evening.
Song of Solomon 6. The bridegroom and friends praise the Shulamite’s beauty.
Today we read the third chapter of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and the first three chapters of Song of Solomon.
Ephesians 3. “The meaning of the Greek word mysterion is a truth hitherto hidden from human knowledge or understanding but now disclosed by the revelation of God.” With that in mind this chapter reveals the mystery of Christ, its purpose and the appreciation of the mystery.
Song of Solomon 1. The Song of Songs stands unique in the Bible. It has no obvious religious content, just beautiful poetry. But it fits with the theme of love permeating the Bible. It starts with the Banquet.
Song of Solomon 2, the Banquet, the Beloved’s Request.
Song of Solomon 3, a Troubled Night, the Coming of Solomon.
Today we read the second chapter of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and the last four chapters of Ecclesiastes.
Ephesians 2. This is the famous chapter explaining that we are saved by grace through faith and brought near by His blood, and, once saved, we are His ‘poem’ (ποιημα). Furthermore, Christ is our peace and our cornerstone. There is much more in this chapter.
Ecclesiastes 9. Death comes to all, and wisdom is better than folly.
Ecclesiastes 10. Yes indeed, wisdom is better than folly.
Ecclesiastes 11 explains the value of diligence. One advice: Seek God early in life.
Ecclesiastes 12. “Remember now thy creator in the days of your youth“. “Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
Today we read the first chapter of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and three chapters of Ecclesiastes.
Ephesians 1. This letter is a wonderful explanation of the Christian Gospel. Paul started out with a greeting, then explained what it means to get redemption in Christ and ended up with a prayer for spiritual wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 6. Vanity is the theme, this time the vanity of desire.
Ecclesiastes 7. There is value in practical wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 8. Obey authorities for God’s Sake, and yes, this too is in Ecclesiastes: “Eat, drink and be merry.” It fits with the theme of vanity.