Living the Life (2/16/2020)
"and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:24).
As Paul addresses this church in Ephesus, he sends one of the most positive messages to be found anywhere in his writings. This chapter is one of his crowning pieces of teaching about living the life Jesus would have His people to live.
Having poignantly elevated unity among believers to a position of prominence in this chapter, he moves on to describe maturity in Christ, laying out the importance of every leader in equipping the saints for their new role.
He, then, details sinful behaviors Christians are to have put off when they obeyed the gospel and, here, admonishes true righteousness and holy living they are to adopt as an integral part of their lives.
Paul’s message is that all true believers are to “live the life,” meaning that all of their actions and behaviors are to emulate a life deeply rooted in the good moral principles Jesus taught and lived while He was on the earth.