18. always--Greek, "in every season"; implying opportunity and exigency ( Colossians 4:2 ). This girds on all the other pieces of our armour, and is first mentioned. 9. the same things--Mutatis mutandis. The Ephesians were familiar with the idea of the gods giving armor to mythical heroes: thus Paul's allusion would be appropriate. masters according to the flesh--in contrast to your true and heavenly Master ( Ephesians 6:4 ). Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. shall . Salem Media Group. minister--that is, servant. Hence, nowhere does the satanic kingdom come more clearly into view than in the Gospels which treat of Christ, the true Light. Their duty is more expressly prescribed to children than to parents; for love descends rather than ascends [BENGEL]. Faith applying the word of God and the grace of Christ, quenches the darts of temptation. my affairs--Greek, "the things concerning me." It is he in us, as the Spirit of adoption, who prays, and enables us to pray ( Romans 8:15 Romans 8:26 , Galatians 4:6 , Jude 1:20 ). 3. long on the earth--In Exodus 20:12 , "long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee," which Paul adapts to Gospel times, by taking away the local and limited reference peculiar to the Jews in Canaan. Show the same regard to God's will, and to your servants' well-being, in your relation to them, as they ought to have in their relation to you. The necessity of all kinds of prayer and watchfulness, Ephesians 6:18-20. Translate as Greek, "Having girt about your loins with truth," that is, with truthfulness, sincerity, a good conscience ( 2 Corinthians 1:12 , 1 Timothy 1:5 1 Timothy 1:18 , 3:9 ). Though set and solemn prayer may not be seasonable when other duties are to be done, yet short pious prayers darted out, always are so. To stand against satan, we are not unarmed but spiritually armed amply. There are other duties of religion, and of our stations in the world, but we must keep up times of prayer. As believers we are united with Christ and because the Lord Jesus broke the power of sin and death and hell when He rose from the dead – the strength of sin in our lives has also been broken and we have been raised-up, into newness of life, in Him. wiles--literally, "schemes sought out" for deceiving (compare 2 Corinthians 11:14 ). Compare 1 Corinthians 9:25 , "corruptible . "Prayer" for obtaining blessings, "supplication" for averting evils which we fear [GROTIUS]. The Christian armour is made to be worn; and there is no putting off our armour till we have done our warfare, and finished our course. subjects for Jesus' pity. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. So the Passover was eaten with the loins girt, and the shoes on the feet ( Exodus 12:11 ; compare Isaiah 5:27 , Luke 12:35 ). The apostles were to teach servants and masters their duties, in doing which evils would be lessened, till slavery should be rooted out by the influence of Christianity. done all--rather, "accomplished all things," namely, necessary to the fight, and becoming a good soldier. This meaning in usage often vanishes, or at least retires, as where in O. T. a deliverance by mere force is called a redemption (Exodus 6:6, &c.). your Master also--The oldest manuscripts read, "the Master both of them and you": "their Master and yours." The different parts of the Christian armor enumerated, Ephesians 6:14-17. in the Spirit--to be joined with "praying." Here is the duty of masters. Believers have once for all overcome him; but on the ground of this fundamental victory gained over him, they are ever again to fight against and overcome him, even as they who once die with Christ have continually to mortify their members upon earth ( Romans 6:2-14 Colossians 3:3 Colossians 3:5 ). Ernesti, Ursprung d. As three of the clauses describe the power, so this fourth, the wickedness of our spiritual foes ( Matthew 12:45 ). a beloved brother--Greek, "the beloved brother"; the same epithet as in Colossians 4:7 . Here the authority of revealed law is added to that of natural law. "Good will" is stated by XENOPHON [Economics] to be the principal virtue of a slave towards his master: a real regard to his master's interest as if his own, a good will which not even a master's severity can extinguish. doing the will of God--the unseen but ever present Master: the best guarantee for your serving faithfully your earthly master alike when present and when absent. The substance and essence of the law are eternally in force: its accidents alone (applying to Israel of old) are abolished ( Romans 6:15 ). Compare Luke 18:1 , Romans 12:12 , 1 Thessalonians 5:17 . The duties of children and parents. for all saints--as none is so perfect as not to need the intercessions of his fellow Christians. Some with Vulgate retain them. Again the Trinity is implied: the Spirit here; and Christ in "salvation" and God the Father, Ephesians 6:13 (compare Hebrews 4:12 , Revelation 1:16 , 2:12 ). Derived from Deuteronomy 10:17 , 2 Chronicles 19:7 . threatening--Greek, "the threatening" which masters commonly use. in the power of his might--Christ's might: as in Ephesians 1:19 , it is the Father's might. first--in the decalogue with a special promise. 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The apostolic benediction and farewell, Ephesians 6:23, Ephesians 6… 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. He is reminding them that their defensive armor, as well as their offensive weapons, are both spiritual. Faith is all in all in an hour of temptation. 4. fathers--including mothers; the fathers are specified as being the fountains of domestic authority. The shield of faith. 10. my brethren--Some of the oldest manuscripts omit these words. “Obey … in the Lord” (see Col. 3:20). What does Ephesians 6:12 mean? – Ephesians 6:12. The gospel was a mystery till made known by Divine revelation; and it is the work of Christ's ministers to declare it. And all grace and blessings come to the saints from God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. But if it meant this, it would have come last in the list (compare Colossians 3:14 ). CONCLUSION. For--Greek, as in Ephesians 6:19 , "On behalf of which." The panoply offensive and defensive. Have not we, when God has called, often neglected to answer? As you treat your servants, so will He treat you. in the Lord--Both parents and children being Christians "in the Lord," expresses the element in which the obedience is to take place, and the motive to obedience. Most of the oldest manuscripts for "finally," read, "henceforward," or "from henceforth" ( Galatians 6:17 ). This promise is always fulfilled, either literally, or by the substitution of a higher blessing, namely, one spiritual and eternal ( Job 5:26 , Proverbs 10:27 ). Multiplied calls to prayer are found throughout scripture and many men and women in the pages of the Bible are also found travailing in prayer to God. The combat is not against human enemies, nor against our own corrupt nature only; we have to do with an enemy who has a thousand ways of beguiling unstable souls. Christ's righteousness inwrought in us by the Spirit. NEANDER takes it, "Ye also," as well as the Colossians ( Colossians 4:6 ). The devils assault us in the things that belong to our souls, and labour to deface the heavenly image in our hearts. Read commentary on this popular Bible verse and understand the real meaning behind God's Word using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. "Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas" ( Colossians 4:10 ). … Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith. watching--not sleeping ( Ephesians 5:14 , Psalms 88:13 , Matthew 26:41 ). Besides all this, take the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the … 6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Contrast the malediction on all who love Him not ( 1 Corinthians 16:22 ). No opening at the head, the feet, the heart, the belly, the eye, the ear, or the tongue, is to be given to Satan. That obedience includes inward reverence, as well as outward acts, and in every age prosperity has attended those distinguished for obedience to parents. Greek, "For our wrestling ('the wrestling' in which we are engaged) is not against flesh," &c. Flesh and blood foes are Satan's mere tools, the real foe lurking behind them is Satan himself, with whom our conflict is. . Obedience is more unreasoning and implicit; submission is the willing subjection of an inferior in point of order to one who has a right to command. Proud member
prayer--a sacred term for prayer in general. Spiritual, therefore, and mighty through God, not carnal ( 2 Corinthians 10:4 ). Ephesians 6:2 “Honor thy father and mother which is the first commandment with promise” “Honor”: To revere, value, and prize. 19. for me--a different Greek preposition from that in Ephesians 6:18 ; translate, therefore, "on my behalf." If we distrust either our cause, or our Leader, or our armour, we give him advantage. Deal prudently and wisely with children; convince their judgements and work upon their reason. Resolution must be as greaves, or armour to our legs; and to stand their ground or to march forward in rugged paths, the feet must be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. We must pray with all kinds of prayer, public, private, and secret; social and solitary; solemn and sudden: with all the parts of prayer; confession of sin, petition for mercy, and thanksgiving for favours received. Paul uses the very words of Jesus in Luke 21:36 (a Gospel which he quotes elsewhere, in undesigned consonance with the fact of Luke being his associate in travel, 1 Corinthians 11:23 , &c. 1 Timothy 5:18 ). breastplate of righteousness--( Isaiah 59:17 ), similarly of Messiah. The righteousness of Christ, imputed to us, is a breastplate against the arrows of Divine wrath. The servants of old were generally slaves. in the Lord--in the Lord's work. We must use holy thoughts in our ordinary course. 11. the whole armour--the armor of light ( Romans 13:12 ); on the right hand and left ( 2 Corinthians 6:7 ). Paul looked for utterance to be given him; he did not depend on his natural or acquired power. And they must serve their masters not only when their master's eye is upon them; but must be strict in the discharge of their duty, when he is absent and out of the way. The singular is only used of the particular kind of custody described above; an undesigned coincidence [PALEY]. with--Greek, "in." Be just to servants, as you expect they should be to you; show the like good-will and concern for them, and be careful herein to approve yourselves to God. sword of the Spirit--that is, furnished by the Spirit, who inspired the writers of the word of God ( 2 Peter 1:21 ). Truth, or sincerity, is the girdle. Paul … respect of persons--He will not, in judging, acquit thee because thou art a master, or condemn him because he is a servant ( Acts 10:34 , Romans 2:11 , Galatians 2:6 , Colossians 3:25 , 1 Peter 1:17 ). Salvation must be our helmet. Christianity makes all men brothers: compare Leviticus 25:42 Leviticus 25:43 , Deuteronomy 15:12 , Jeremiah 34:14 as to how the Hebrews were bound to treat their brethren in service; much more ought Christians to act with love. . A single text, well understood, and rightly applied, at once destroys a temptation or an objection, and subdues the most formidable adversary. Answer: As the apostle Paul begins to close his letter to the Ephesian church, he makes this appeal: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power” ( Ephesians 6:10 ). Q: Where in Ephesians has Paul already defined “the strength of His might”? Translate, "The principalities . be strong--Greek, "be strengthened." Where the Lord Jesus has a true believer, there I have a brother [BISHOP M'IKWAINE]. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] One of an ancient soldier's most important tools was a shield. Christ's use of this sword in the temptation is our pattern as to how we are to wield it against Satan ( Matthew 4:4 Matthew 4:7 Matthew 4:10 ). (10-18) The apostle desires their prayers, and ends with his apostolic blessing. It was essential to protect against enemy attacks, whether swords, arrows, stones, spears, or other attacks. 7. good will--expressing his feeling towards his master; as "doing the will of God from the heart" expresses the source of that feeling ( Colossians 3:23 ). The righteousness of Christ implanted in us, fortifies the heart against the attacks of Satan. All rights reserved. Love regulates the duties both of servants and masters, as one and the same light attempers various colors. Ephesians 6:1-3 nails this teaching in our minds: "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. In addition to the contribution of Ephesians chapter 6, we may add several other observations concerning the spiritual war which will help us in our study of Ephesians 6:10-20. The duty of servants is summed up in one word, obedience. The Whole Armor of God. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Equality of nature and faith is superior to distinctions of rank [BENGEL]. Two cases prove Satan not to be a mere subjective fancy: (1) Christ's temptation; (2) the entrance of demons into the swine (for these are incapable of such fancies). He calls it literally "the way of eye-service," or the problem of only working hard when the master's eyes are directly on us. The different parts of the armour of heavy-armed soldiers, who had to sustain the fiercest assaults of the enemy, are here described. Resist him, and he will flee. 6. Be not impatient; use no unreasonable severities. Let us think upon these things, and continue our prayers with patience. Those who would prove themselves to have true grace, must aim at all grace; and put on the whole armour of God, which he prepares and bestows. By peace, understand all manner of peace; peace with God, peace of conscience, peace among themselves. incorruptible crown." an ambassador in bonds--a paradox. "Masters" in the Greek, is not so strong a term as "despots": it implies authority, but not absolute domination. neither . Faith, as relying on unseen objects, receiving Christ and the benefits of redemption, and so deriving grace from him, is like a shield, a defence every way. Servants are to reverence those over them. Repeated emphatically, Ephesians 6:13 . 15. But it is always ready to assert itself as the native meaning, and certainly so here, close to the mention of the Redeemer’s blood. promise--The "promise" is not made the main motive to obedience, but an incidental one. 23. love with faith--Faith is presupposed as theirs; he prays that love may accompany it ( Galatians 5:6 ). 1. obey--stronger than the expression as to wives, "submitting," or "being subject" ( Ephesians 5:21 ). The shield of faith will certainly intercept, and so "quench, all the fiery darts" (an image from the ancient fire-darts, formed of cane, with tow and combustibles ignited on the head of the shaft, so as to set fire to woodwork, tents, &c.). Footnotes. But believers have naught to fear, being "blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places" ( Ephesians 1:3 ). We are to pray without ceasing, to pray everywhere and to pray in spirit and truth. Ephesians 6:9 and masters. of the Lord--such as the Lord approves, and by His Spirit dictates. Bring them up well; under proper and compassionate correction; and in the knowledge of the duty God requires. (5-9) All Christians are to put on spiritual armour against the enemies of their souls. This was such a powerful implement that shields are often associated with strength in the Old Testament. singleness--without double-mindedness, or "eye service" ( Ephesians 6:6 ), which seeks to please outwardly, without the sincere desire to make the master's interest at all times the first consideration ( 1 Chronicles 29:17 , Matthew 6:22 Matthew 6:23 , Luke 11:34 ). The head is the seat of the mind, which, when it has laid hold of the sure Gospel "hope" of eternal life, will not receive false doctrine, or give way to Satan's temptations to despair. Be not impatient; use no unreasonable severities. with all--that is, every kind of. He who is good enough for Christ, is good enough for me [R. HALL]. Colossians 4:8 is almost word for word the same as this verse. There is no armor specified for the back, but only for the front of the body; implying that we must never turn our back to the foe ( Luke 9:62 ); our only safety is in resisting ceaselessly ( Matthew 4:11 , 4:7 ). Steady regard to the Lord Jesus Christ will make men faithful and sincere in every station, not grudgingly or by constraint, but from a principle of love to the masters and their concerns. Persevering constancy ("perseverance") and (that is, exhibited in) supplication are to be the element in which our watchfulness is to be exercised. © 2021 Christianity.com. "Purely," "holily" [ESTIUS], without the corruption of sin 2 Peter 1:4 , Jude 1:10 ). 24. God will reward even the meanest drudgery done from a sense of duty, and with a view to glorify him. What Does Ephesians 6:18 Mean? And we must do it by the grace of God the Holy Spirit, in dependence on, and according to, his teaching. A consolatory him that the mastership to which they were subject, was but for a time [CHRYSOSTOM]; and that their real liberty was still their own ( 1 Corinthians 7:22 ). our affairs--Greek, "the things concerning us," namely, concerning myself. SENECA [Thyestes, 607], says, "Whatever an inferior dreads from you, this a superior Master threatens yourselves with: every authority here is under a higher above." First, he provides instruction regarding children and parents (Ephesians 6:1–4). Their agreement in the main, while showing their independence as witnesses by differing in non-essentials, can only be accounted for by their being all in the right direction ( Acts 15:8 Acts 15:9 , 1 Corinthians 1:2 , 12:3 ). A good hope of salvation, a Scriptural expectation of victory, will purify the soul, and keep it from being defiled by Satan. . Three integuments are specified, the breastplate, girdle, and shoes; two defenses, the helmet and shield; and two offensive weapons, the sword and the spear (prayer). It subdues and mortifies evil desires and blasphemous thoughts as they rise within; and answers unbelief and error as they assault from without. Ephesians 6:11, NASB: "Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil." MUTUAL DUTIES OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN: MASTERS AND SERVANTS: OUR LIFE A WARFARE: THE SPIRITUAL ARMOUR NEEDED AGAINST SPIRITUAL FOES. It is the Holy Spirit of God, Who works in believers and it is the evil spirit of wickedness that works in the sons of disobedience. Be not tyrannical and overbearing. The phrase speaks of more than just heaven, but rather … Commentary on Ephesians 6:1-4 (Read Ephesians 6:1-4) The great duty of children is, to obey their parents. They are to be sincere; not pretending obedience when they mean to disobey, but serving faithfully. rulers of the darkness of this world--Greek, "age" or "course of the world." ; Ephesians 6:24 Or Grace and immortality to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ. An image readily suggested by the Roman armory, Paul being now in Rome. Ephesians 6:11, ESV: "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil." 22. for the same purpose--Greek, "for this very purpose." Prayer must fasten all the other parts of our Christian armour. 12. . Contrast 1 Samuel 3:13 , Margin. Above all--rather, "Over all"; so as to cover all that has been put on before. Colossians 3:21 , "lest they be discouraged." Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power … 21. that ye also--as I have been discussing things relating to you, so that ye also may know about me (compare Colossians 4:7 Colossians 4:8 ). Tychicus is commissioned to inform the Ephesians of the apostle's affairs, Ephesians 6:21, Ephesians 6:22. Translate, "Having shod your feet" (referring to the sandals, or to the military shoes then used). In most of Chapter 6, Paul is reminding the church at Ephesus to be spiritually-strong. Translate, "Against the world rulers of this (present) darkness" ( Ephesians 2:2 , 5:8 , Luke 22:53 , Colossians 1:13 ). "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." So the freeman who has done good for the Lord's sake, though man may not pay him, has the Lord for his Debtor ( Proverbs 19:17 ). receive--( 2 Corinthians 5:10 , Colossians 3:25 ; but all of grace, Luke 17:10 ). spiritual wickedness--rather as Greek, "The spiritual hosts of wickedness." in sincerity--Greek, "in incorruption," that is, not as English Version, but "with an immortal (constant) love" [WAHL]. The "peace" within forms a beautiful contrast to the raging of the outward conflict ( Isaiah 26:3 , Philippians 4:7 ). This clause, "in the Lord," would suggest the due limitation of the obedience required ( Acts 5:29 ; compare on the other hand, the abuse, Mark 7:11-13 ). "Faith and love," that is, faith working righteousness by love, are "the breastplate" in 1 Thessalonians 5:8 . . "Righteousness" is here joined with "truth," as in Ephesians 5:9 : righteousness in works, truth in words [ESTIUS] ( 1 John 3:7 ). Servants--literally, "slaves." . Fathers are more prone to passion in relation to their children than mothers, whose fault is rather over-indulgence. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the  wiles of the devil. Thus the demoniacally possessed were not peculiarly wicked, but miserable, and so fit. 5:16; Ephesians 6:4 Or Parents; Ephesians 6:23 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family. And the grace of the Spirit, producing faith and love, and every grace. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. how I do--how I fare. 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