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Helmet and Sword

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…” Ephesians 6:17                                       The helmet is the only article in the military equipment of ancient soldiers which has survived to […]

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Our Shoes and Our Shield

“…and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.” EPHESIANS 6:15, 16 It is imperative that the soldiers of Christ be completely clad. Our spiritual warfare demands adequate equipment. Even the […]

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The Head of the Church

“…and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.” Ephesians 1:22, 23 The words quoted above stand at the close of a prayer that begins at verse 17. Paul’s prayers […]

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An Apostle of Jesus Christ

“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God…” Ephesians 1:1 All Scripture is equally inspired, but not all Scripture is equally impor­tant. First Corinthians 15:3 obviously is more important as a statement of truth than is I Chronicles 11:22. With this issue we are commencing a series of devotional studies of a section […]

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Christ is Our Peace

“But now in Christ Jesus ye that once were far off arc made nigh in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who made both one, and brake down the middle wall of partition, having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create […]

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God’s Workmanship

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 “NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast.” For we are God’s workmanship! The wonder of the workmanship, therefore, is something for which God is to be praised. He accomplished it, not […]

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Saved By Grace

“For by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works, that no man should glory.” Ephesians 2:8,9 God loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses! And this love was the moving cause of his mercy. He does not love […]

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The Mystery of God’s Will

Devotional Studies in Ephesians “…making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him unto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth.” Ephesians 1:9, 10 Several times in […]

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The Bountifulness of God

“Return unto thy rest, O my soul: For Jehovah hath dealt bountifully with thee” Psalm 116:7 The Psalmist had been in great trouble. The “cords of death” had compassed him; the “pains of Sheol” had laid hold on him. But God was with him in that trouble. For the people of God that makes the difference between despair […]

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