Husbands and Wives

Ephesians 5, Part 3

Walk In Love (Ephesians 5:1-5)

Ephesians 5:1-2 - In Ephesians 5, Paul discusses the social conduct of the believer. We are called upon to be imitators of God as beloved children. Furthermore, we are instructed to walk in love. The Spirit immediately gives us the standard of that love - just as Christ loved us. The term sacrifice implies the notion of bloodshed. As an offering, Christ’s death was voluntary, but as a sacrifice, His death was costly. This sacrifice was well pleasing to God. It was a fragrant aroma to Him; for He was perfectly satisfied with the Lord’s sacrifice. If we walk in love—and love our brethren as Christ loved us, the sacrifices involved will be a fragrant aroma to God. 


Ephesians 5


Ephesians 5:1-17 describes the walk of the believer. In this section, the things that are permissible and the sins that are not permissible are described.

Ephesians 5:18-21 provides a description of the inner life of a spirit-filled believer.

Ephesians 5:22-33 describes the married life of Spirit-filled believers.


The Christian Walk (Ephesians 5:17)

Ephesians 5:1 - “Be imitators of God.”

Ephesians 5:2 - “Walk in love.”

Do we love God? The standard of that love is to love as Christ has loved us. Christ’s love was a burnt offering to God. As we love our brethren and sisters in this way, it ascends as a fragrant aroma to God.


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