5 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved [] you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God [] as a fragrant aroma. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series comes from the experience, wisdom, and insight of one of the most trusted ministry leaders and Bible scholars of our day. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ’s is the head of the church and he is the Saviour of the body. As we seek to image and reflect God, let us continually turn to His Word so that we can understand what it means to be what He calls us to be. in all its fullness to as many people as possible. [26] That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. In the NT, mystery identifies some reality hidden in the past and revealed in the NT age to be written in Scripture. In the following directions concerning relative duties, the inferiors are all along placed before the superiors, because the general proposition is concerning submission; and inferiors ought to do their duty, whatever their superiors do. [6] Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Goodness and righteousness and truth — Opposite to the sins spoken of, Ephesians 4:25,etc. Try it free for 30 days. The standard for true love, wisdom, kindness, justice, and so on is the character of God Himself. Dr. John MacArthur writes, “A Christian husband is to care for his wife with the same devotion that he naturally manifests as he cares for himself (v. 29) — even more so, since his self-sacrificing love causes him to put her first” (The MacArthur Bible Commentary, p. 1,702; hereafter MA BC). [25] Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; Even as Christ loved the church — Here is the true model of conjugal affection. Of God— In forgiving and loving. That he might sanctify it through the word — The ordinary channel of all blessings. Resemble him especially in his love and pardoning goodness, as becomes those beloved by their heavenly Father. Exposing the Darkness Devotional. In everything — Which is not contrary to any command of God. View Resource, Studying the Word of God does not consist merely in coming to an intellectual knowledge of its contents. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands — Unless where God forbids. Ephesians 5:28–30. Brent Kercheville March 16, 2014 The apostle Paul has taught his audience that they have a new identity in Christ Jesus. But be ye filled with the Spirit — In all his graces, who gives a more noble pleasure than wine can do. On account of our fallenness, we do not readily seek harmony but are more apt to gossip and backbite. [9] (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;). Because God, for Christ's sake, has forgiven you, therefore be ye followers of God, imitators of God. For (gar) introduces an explanation (see discussion of the great value of disciplining yourself to paus and ponder terms of explanation ). View Resource, ‹ Previous View Resource, Within the family structure, husbands are accountable to the Lord for the manner in which they lead their homes, and wives are accountable to God for submitting to their husbands’ authority. [8] For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: Ye were once darkness — Total blindness and ignorance. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. View Resource, The antidote to covetousness and the sexual immorality it inspires is thanksgiving (Eph. SermonAudio.com - Ephesians 5 Sermons. Even those who are in authority over people — including husbands, executives, and parents — must submit to those under them in a spirit of service. 2 In the Psalms - Of David. With this kind of affection, with this degree of it, and to this end, should husbands love their wives. That is the key verse for this section. Fulfilling our part in accomplishing this end, however, is more difficult. 5:19). In Christ's sacrifice his love triumphs, and we … Even the hours of the day are not ours but are entrusted to us for wise stewardship. 5 You are God’s dear children, so try to be like him.2 Live a life of love. The general theology of Ephesians is direct, unambiguous, and presents no ideas or interpretations whose meanings are seriously contended. By there being no inspired songs, peculiarly adapted to the Christian dispensation, as there were to the Jewish, it is evident that the promise of the Holy Ghost to believers, in the last days, was by his larger effusion to supply the lack of it. Dr. John MacArthur writes, “As believers walk in the light of the truth, the knowledge of the Lord’s will becomes clear” (The MacArthur Bible Commentary, p. 1699). For this cause — Because of this intimate union. Therefore, we should pay close attention to the words and actions of Jesus if we want to understand what a life of true holiness looks like. It also requires us to put what we are reading into practice. Genesis 2:24. [29] For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: Nourisheth and cherisheth — That is, feeds and clothes it. (Phl 1-4) NET RSV ASV YLT DBY ... Ephesians (No. ) Study the bible online using commentary on Ephesians 5 and more! Confess your need of Him to make you obey truly and fully. While the book is indeed a commentary on Ephesians, Dr. MacArthur has written for the goal of helping every believer know their status in the kingdom of God. As we practice the truth, we become more aware of how this truth is to be applied in difficult circumstances. View Resource. Text Commentaries by John MacArthur John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. View Resource, Servanthood is the path to greatness, not the position we hold or the degree of authority that we have been given (Matt. As we practice the truth, we become more aware of how this truth is to be applied in difficult circumstances. [3] But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; But let not any impure love be even named or heard of among you - Keep at the utmost distance from it, as becometh saints. (Ephesians and 2 Corinthians) They are SO easy to use as e-books..always right on hand. Ephesians 5:22-30. We must heed the idea of 1 Peter 1:15-16: as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, Be holy, for I am holy. Fix that problem! Take some time today to recognize your own proclivity to find loopholes in God’s Word. Or wrinkle — Of deformity from any decay. ... MacArthur, Sproul, Piper, Washer, Chan . Read Ephesians 5 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). Ephesians has rightly been titled the believer's bank and the treasure house of the Bible. If we have lost our time heretofore, we must double our diligence for the future. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Ephesians 5:8-14 EXEGESIS: BACKGROUND: While this book begins, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus” (1:1), scholars today are divided regarding … But all things which are reproved, are thereby dragged out into the light, and made manifest - Shown in their proper colours, by the light. And for all things - Prosperous or adverse, since al] work together for good. O how much more honourable and more happy, to be an imitator of God, than of Homer, Virgil, or Alexander the Great! [30] For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. Each volume was written to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible, dealing thoroughly with every key phrase and word in the Scripture without being unnecessarily technical. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 5:15-21 Another remedy against sin, is care, or caution, it being impossible else to maintain purity of heart and life. This review was written for Ephesians: The MacArthur New Testament Commentary - eBook. They want to please God and are seeking to mortify the flesh, and we should do all that we can to help them. THE CONTEXT. He gave himself for us—a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice to … [18] And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Wherein is excess — That is, which leads to debauchery of every kind. 11:1). Be imitators of God: The idea is simple that we are to make God our example and model. [20] Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Giving thanks — At all times and places. View Resource, The fruit of light listed in today’s passage — goodness, righteousness, and truth — are examples of what Paul elsewhere refers to as the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. Paul set the tone for chapters 4-5 when he said, “Walk (peripateo) worthily of the calling with which you were called” (4:1). The general mean ing here is, that Christianity does not break up the relations … a. Time is a talent given us by God, and it is misspent and lost when not employed according to his design. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. View Resource, Matthew 16:24–25 tells us that imitating God is a costly endeavor, one that requires daily self-denial and the narrow road of discipleship. This means creating an atmosphere where repentant sexual sinners feel that they can share their burdens without being seen as scum. [23] For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. This price might even mean a martyr’s death, but for most of us it will mean putting up with the flaws of others, being eager to forgive, and being willing to give up what we want to do in order to serve others. The Carnal Christian - by Ernest C. Reisinger ... (Ephesians 5:2) must include the saints of all time. © 2021 Christianity.com. Walk as children of light — Suitably to your present knowledge. 5:4). Insofar we are as able, we are to pattern ourselves after the image Jesus has given us in loving repentant sinners, serving other people, confronting unrighteousness, and so on. But how frequently even this quenches the Spirit, those who are tender of conscience know. The head — The governor, guide, and guardian of the wife. [17] Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. ... including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible - is just a step away! Donate Now. Reprove them — To avoid them is not enough. Subscribe and Get Sermons and Live Streams by John MacArthur DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! Awake thou that steepest — In ignorance of God and thyself; in stupid insensibility. If we think that there is no price to following the Savior, we are kidding ourselves. [22] Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. Next ››, The mission, passion and purpose of Ligonier Ministries is to proclaim the holiness of God [28] So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. [19] Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Speaking to each other — By the Spirit. (Eph 1-6) Bible Introductions - Philippians (No. ) Ephesians 5:11-14 Believers do not practice such things perfectly, but they should be able to find some evidence, however small, of these graces in their lives. Chapters include: - The Riches of His Grace (Ephesians 1:1-14) Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. Otherwise, in all indifferent things, the will of the husband is a law to the wife. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Ephesians 5:15-20 EXEGESIS: EPHESIANS 4-5. Ephesians 1 Commentary, this commentary, spanning 23 volumes, covered the entire Bible with verse by verse exposition ... MacArthur . Which are not convenient — For a Christian; as neither increasing his faith nor holiness. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. God’s people have reason to rejoice, and to sing for joy.” Though we do not deny the reality of pain, Christians should be the most joyful of people, and this joy should be evident in our corporate singing. You will find that you will want to lay down this commentary and shout praise to our King for His great salvation in Jesus Christ. I have 2 of the e-book commentaries and both exceed my expectations. Having cleansed it — From the guilt and power of sin. Particularly he enjoins on husbands the duty of loving their wives with all tenderness Ephesians 5:25-33; on fathers, the duty of treating their children so that they might easily obey them Ephesians 6:4; and on masters, the duly of treating their servants with kindness, remembering that they have a Master also in heaven; Ephesians 6:9. [31] For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. [4] Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. Singing with your hearts — As well as your voice. Or jesting — The word properly means, wittiness, facetiousness, esteemed by the heathens an half-virtue. [24] Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. They should rather focus on their own responsibilities and seek to be faithful in them. [12] For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. View Resource, Today’s passage also tells us that evidence of the Spirit-filled life includes being full of song and delight (Eph. Your gift enables our worldwide outreach. True leaders are always putting the needs of others before their own, and Christian leaders who do not do so must repent of their sin and serve others well. This morning we come for our Bible study to a book that is indeed a treasure of mine and of every believer, the book of Ephesians. As their own bodies — That is, as themselves. ... And John MacArthur says about that in his The MacArthur Bible Commentary: a great mystery. What the will of the Lord is — In every time, place, and circumstance. Not as fools — Who think not where they are going, or do not make the best of their way. All Rights Reserved. SermonAudio.com - Ephesians 5 Sermons. 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