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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Secret of a quality life, especially in marriage, is what I see as the focus of what you find in Ephesians 5:1-6:4. 

As Paul amplifies this focus he develops two main points: The quality of your life in the family of faith will affect the quality of your life personally and in your biological family.  I presume it could be noted that the reverse is also true: what happens in your biological family will affect your life personally and in the family of faith.  Looking at Ephesians 5:1-21 you’ll find specific instructions that describe quality living within the “faith family.”  And in verses 21-6:4 you find instructions describing quality living within your biological family. 

Let me list some of the things Paul says about life in the faith family.  His instructions are bracketed by the two qualities of love and commitment.  Verse 1 challenges us to live a life of love and verse 21 encourages us to submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.  These two qualities will affect the way you behave and communicate in these two families.  They will motivate you to find out what would please God and then to do those things.  You’ll be challenged to be wise in the way you handle the things you’re confronted with, making the most of your opportunities, and always seeking to do what you believe is God’s will. 

These two qualities of love and commitment will result in living a life of purity, in your mind as well as in your behavior.  Your life should reflect the character and behavior of Jesus Christ, and that will expose the evil and corruption that is in the world.

 

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