Words to the Wise
Ephesians 4:11-16 &
4:17-5:2, James 1:14
The letter to the Ephesians and most likely other churches is written to
believers. We have an explanation of how sin and the godless life
progresses. We also have characteristics that are part of a
believers life; an increasing unity of the faith and maturity grounded in
admonition to stop stealing is a clear indicator that they were not
fully sanctified; and neither are we. We are supposed to work
with our own hands.
have our own personal fight with sin.
downward spiral of the unbeliever is the result of the futility of
There is the hardness of heart the pursuit of sensuality. This
eventually leads to moral bankruptcy.
always fails to deliver what it promises. Ask yourself did it
really help; no.
are to speak the truth in love. We must put off anger and be
reconciled. Do not sin in your anger.
Some anger is sin - Some anger is not.
give the devil a foot hold. Don't use anger or let it develop
should be wholesome. It should be used to build others up.
bitterness and every form of malice. Put on kindness and
you don't see yourself as the returned prodigal it just may be that
you are the older brother.