Ephesians

God’s design

Also see Colossians 3:20. The child in the home is to be willingly under the authority of parents with obedient submission to them as the agents of the Lord placed over them, obeying parents as if obeying the Lord Himself. The reasoning here is simply that such is the way God has designed and required it (or, right).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Ephesians 6:1.

True Power

Thankfully, the only Person who has absolute power in our world is God. His use of power reflects His moral and loving character and traits. He shares His power with us which makes power a matter of our stewardship – using it in a way that will please the Owner. The Holy Spirit gave the apostles power to begin taking the Gospel into the world (Acts 1:8). God gives us power to counteract the normal human temptation to fear, as Paul wrote to the young Pastor, Timothy (2 Timothy 1:7). God’s power is always to be used for His purposes. Because God is good, He has given us the gift of His power. Rely on the power of God in your life to accomplish His will.

Commentary from the Turning Points magazine and devotional by David Jeremiah, October 23/34, 2021.

God’s favor


Paul urges us to continue in God’s grace because it’s the way we live in full dependence upon Him (Ephesians 3, 4; Acts 13:43). Every time the Lord meets our needs, guides our steps, forgives our sins, or comforts and strengthens us in our hardships, He’s lavishing us with divine favor. And it doesn’t end in this life. In the eternal ages to come, He will show us “the boundless riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:7). Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, October 2, 2021.

Together in the Heavenly Places


But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7

By Grace You Have Been Saved


And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. Ephesians 2:1-3