Paul comes to grips here with a problem that is personal and present with all of us. You must behave as children of the light, for the fruit of light consists in all benevolence and righteousness and truth. Ephesians 1, 2, and 3 reveal the eternal plan and purpose of god for his church, in a depth never before revealed until pauls conversion and calling to faith. We now come to the summary passage on this subject, found in ephesians 5. Ephesians 5 bible commentary matthew henry concise. Paul and the other new testament writers expanded our understanding of gods wisdom. You must take no share in the barren works of the dark. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible. The christian husband must love his wife this way because you are one with her, just as jesus is one with the church. It is based upon the st thomas aquinas lectures on ephesians. Verse by verse bible study on through the book of ephesians, covering chapter 1 and verses one to thirteen by robert breaker. Just as christ also loved the church so husbands ought to love their own wives just as the lord does the church. Paul set the tone for chapters 45 when he said, walk peripateo worthily of the calling with which you were called 4.
Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills exposition of the bible. Verse 9 this verse is about the fruit of the spirit galatians 5. I offer the following commentary and summary for ephesians in this article. In our sermon text alone, in these six verses, we find five imperatives to guide us in our.
As we prove a coin by the eye and the ear, and by using it, so by accurate and continued study, and above all by practice and experimental trial, we may prove or test what is acceptable unto the lord. But gods ultimate expression of wisdom was the gift. The greek construction found here does not indicate the content of the filling in any other new testament verse, but. There are two words in the new testament, both of which are translated time, but they mean very different things. Ephesians chapter 5 verse by verse bible commentary. In our text, as in the book of proverbs, to walk as one who is wise one will live. Ephesians 5 covers three principles for learning the christian walk. The promises of the gospel on this sunday may make it. Study ephesians 5 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better. Find top church sermons, illustrations, and powerpoints for preaching on ephesians 5. It is not surprising that fallen men have twisted the meaning of gods will.491 1663 736 870 873 1504 1414 1132 150 1579 1377 247 1360 990 1318 1274 840 1167 176 773 1024 1035 880 1628 752 155 819 433 435 1368 768 896 129