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Ephesians 5:28

Oct 29, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 5, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 29 October 2016

So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.  Ephesians 5:28

There is debate as to what the word “so” is referring to. Is it speaking of that which is before, or that which follows? The answer is, “To that which is before.” To understand, the entire thought must be presented (note the underlining) –

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.… Read the rest

Ephesians 5:27

Oct 28, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 5, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 28 October 2016

…that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:27

The full thought should be considered to understand the context –

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”

Christ gave Himself for His beloved church in order to make her ready for Himself.… Read the rest

Ephesians 5:26

Oct 27, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 5, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

…that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, Ephesians 5:26

There are subtleties here that need to be looked at carefully. First, this verse is speaking of Christ’s love mentioned in the previous verse. It is then being made as an example to husbands for how they are to treat their own wives.… Read the rest

Ephesians 5:25

Oct 26, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 5, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,  Ephesians 5:25

In verses 25-27 we will see the stages of salvation presented to us. In verse 25 is the giving of Christ for us – justification. In verse 26 is the work of being cleansed by the water of the word– sanctification.… Read the rest

Ephesians 5:24

Oct 25, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 5, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Ephesians 5:24

 

The word “Therefore” is given to show us a conclusion based on what was said in the previous two verses. Christ is the Head of the church, and the church is subject to Him in all ways.… Read the rest