Ephesians is a letter to Christians who have been chosen, loved, adopted and given new life by God the Father, by connecting us with Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
These past 5 days we’ve been learning how it transforms the way we speak from chapter 4.
In chapter 5 verses 1 and 2 Paul says; Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Instead of false, unwholesome, angry, slanderous words, we use word of truth, love and compassion. What will motivate us, and what is our model?
Our motivation is that God has shown us so much love. Christ loved us so much he gave himself up for us.
Our model is our loving Father, God who adopted us, wretched sinners that we were, to be such dearly loved children.
Christ is a fragrant offering. You can be one too with your life of love and words of truth.
Written by Graham Nicholls