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The breastplate of righteousness is your best defense against the sense of spiritual depression and gloom that comes against us. RSV Ephesians 6 Children and parents. Wisdom Literature It was easy for him to look at the equipment of his guards and see how God has equipped the believer. Ephesians 6:10-18 gives the best instruction in the New Testament on spiritual warfare. (Eph 6:14-15) The spiritual armor to have. The detailed teaching of spiritual warfare in this passage presents two essential components. Some interpret the nature of principalities and powers in purely naturalistic terms. Poetical Books The two are essential, and much teaching on Christian combat neglects the first. ii. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”. First, you must be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. It is essential that a parent teach the child obedience, so that the child will grow up knowing how to obey God even when he doesn’t understand everything or doesn’t want to. We could imagine Paul asking for many things, such as relief from his imprisonment or for other comforts. iii. Ephesians 6 Amplified Bible (AMP) Family Relationships. Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. NET The belt of truth puts on the Biblical beliefs of the Christians as a whole, what other passages call the faith. But the shield of faith not only catches the incendiary devices but extinguishes them.” (Bruce). in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Free Bible Software, Blue,Letter,Bible,Paul's,Epistle,-,Ephesians,Chapter,5,KJV,King,James,Version,Be,ye,therefore,followers,of,God,as,dear,children; For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. Now, he must practice them ahead of time and if he is a superior fighter and has a great fighting instinct, at the time of battle he will instantly recall which thrust, which position suits the precise moment. This isn’t how it is in God’s kingdom, where hard work and manual labor are honorable. Again, by clearly stating that this is a unity of the faith, Paul did not command a structural or organizational unity, but a spiritual unity around a common faith. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The adult child does not owe the parent obedience, but they do owe the parent honor. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power … (Eph 6:10) The call to stand against the devil. HNV We can say that it is through prayer that spiritual strength and the armor of God go to work. And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him. ASV i. Christians have normally divided the Ten Commandments into the first four (directed towards God) and the last six (directed towards their fellow man). The third part (Ephesians 6:10–20) discusses the armor of God. 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Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood: The fact that our real battle is not against flesh and blood is forgotten by many Christians, who put all their efforts in that direction. ii. The New Testament Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. As to the Lord means that all our work is really done unto the Lord, not unto man. Equipped with God’s armor, no wonder we are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37). But both of these fall short. Finally: This comes at the end of the letter – a letter in which Paul has carefully established our place in Jesus, and then the basics of the Christian walk. d. And take the helmet of salvation: In the ancient world this usually was a leather cap studded with metal for extra strength. It was as if they had received some of the available might of God, but it simply leaked away like water in a bucket that is full of holes. The Gospels This is a responsibility for fathers. iii. But his heart and mind were fixed on his responsibility as an ambassador of the gospel. b. It means that the reserve of strength is actually in operation. Some say that Ephesians reads like a commentary on the Pauline letters and probably it has been best termed the crown of Paulinism. This is not a necessary cycle, but it is a common one. Prophets Minor Prophets ii. a. CSB a. -------------------- We can no sooner battle against spiritual enemies in our own righteousness than a soldier can effectively fight without his breastplate. It is not “I do everything and God does nothing.” It is not “I do nothing and God does everything.” It is not “I do all I can and God helps with what I can’t.” Each of those approaches falls short. Pentateuch But first we have to make sure that you are strong and that you can use what we give you.”. Paul had Isaiah 52:7 in mind when he referred to having shod your feet: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”. But after becoming prosperous, we often allow our hearts to grow far from God, then God disciplines us with hard times, and then we repent – and then the cycle starts again. “Even when such a missile was caught by the shield and did not penetrate to the body, says Livy, it caused panic, because it was thrown when well alight and its motion through the air made it blaze most fiercely, so that the soldier was tempted to get rid of his burning shield and expose himself to the enemy’s spear-thrusts. The principle will do its work. One of Satan’s most effective weapons against us is discouragement. Wisdom Literature LXX YLT He probably took the idea from 1 Samuel 30:6, where it is said that David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. Admonition has more of the idea of teaching – both are necessary, though it may be significant that training comes first. c. Taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one: Faith is represented as a shield, protecting us from the fiery darts of the wicked one, those persistent efforts of demonic foes to weaken us through fear and unbelief. Faith turns them back. ii. LXX i. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high. But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you; whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts. Paul’s idea here is much the same as in 2 Corinthians 10:3-4: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. b. Luke-Acts This is part of the armor to have, which is a foundation to live upon all the time, our understanding of and confidence in the basic doctrines of the faith. iv. Eph 6:6: not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, Eph 6:7: with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, Eph 6:8: knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. He will never be able to use the thrust in the fight if he has not first practiced it; but he still needs to make the move at the moment. Ephesians 6:10-20 describes the whole armor of God. 2 Honor (esteem and value as precious) your father and your mother—this is the first commandment with a promise— 3 That all may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth. For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Winston Churchill said to Britain in the early days of the Second World War: “I must drop one word of caution, for next to cowardice and treachery, overconfidence leading to neglect and slothfulness, is the worst of wartime crimes.”. Our love for the Lord should be undying. We should regard them as being on many different levels and of many different ranks, yet they all have one goal: to knock the Christian down from their place of standing. But the word came to be used for the nurture of body, mind, and soul. He feels an instinct to protect and to battle on behalf of others. VUL WEB 6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord [as His representatives], for this is just and right. 1. Some of the armor we must wear all the time and have as a standing foundation. ESV f. I am an ambassador in chains: Of course, the ancient Greek word for chains meant a prisoner’s shackles. YLT HNV And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition … In theory, the prayerless Christian can be strong and wearing all the armor; but never accomplishes anything because he fails to goes into battle through prayer. Johannine Writings iv. 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