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Living as Imitators of Christ
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
This passage is basically full of several practical applications flowing out from what it means to put on the new self (Eph 4:24).
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This passage is basically full of several practical applications flowing out from what it means to put on the new self (Eph 4:24). The crux of the passage seems to center on Eph 5:1, which sums up all these contrasting statements ("do this, don't do this") by saying that the essential sum of all these types of commands (one gets the feeling Paul could go on for a chapter with these and still been very revelant!) is that the Christian must be an imitator of Christ. This imitating of Christ leads to being loving toward others, as the Spirit will be at work in those who are seeking to be like Christ, and flows out of the knowledge that this is the exact same thing that Christ did--loving us by giving himself as a sacrifice for us! Therefore, this gives us the reason to be Christ-like; as imitators we are to speak truthfully and kindly/in a controlled manner, to work hard for others' needs, and to build others up with our words, thereby not displeasing God and his Spirit by being this way (kind, speaking wholesome things to others, etc.). Some questions: Q: Does "grieving the Holy Spirit of God" in verse 30 have more signifiance than all the other "do not" commands of this passage? If so, how might this be true? Q: What is the significance of the OT quotes in verses 25 and 26? Are they to be understood in reference to each other? Q: How does this string of commands function in Paul's overall message here? It would seem that there is extra emphasis placed on spoken words. Why might this be? Q: What is the connection between this passage and Matthew 5:17-48? Both list ways that one should/shouldn't act, and both end by saying how we should be like God ("Be perfect" and "Be imitators of God"), so is this a logical connection?
10000000005985 5985 Notes 2009-04-01 20:52:16 2009-04-02 10:01:00 This passage is basically full of several practical applications flowing out from what it means to put on the new self (Eph 4:24). The crux of the passage seems to center on Eph 5:1, which sums up all these contrasting statements ("do this, don't do this") by saying that the essential sum of all these types of commands (one gets the feeling Paul could go on for a chapter with these and still been very revelant!) is that the Christian must be an imitator of Christ. This imitating of Christ leads to being loving toward others, as the Spirit will be at work in those who are seeking to be like Christ, and flows out of the knowledge that this is the exact same thing that Christ did--loving us by giving himself as a sacrifice for us! Therefore, this gives us the reason to be Christ-like; as imitators we are to speak truthfully and kindly/in a controlled manner, to work hard for others' needs, and to build others up with our words, thereby not displeasing God and his Spirit by being this way (kind, speaking wholesome things to others, etc.). Some questions: Q: Does "grieving the Holy Spirit of God" in verse 30 have more signifiance than all the other "do not" commands of this passage? If so, how might this be true? Q: What is the significance of the OT quotes in verses 25 and 26? Are they to be understood in reference to each other? Q: How does this string of commands function in Paul's overall message here? It would seem that there is extra emphasis placed on spoken words. Why might this be? Q: What is the connection between this passage and Matthew 5:17-48? Both list ways that one should/shouldn't act, and both end by saying how we should be like God ("Be perfect" and "Be imitators of God"), so is this a logical connection? notes
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Ephesians 4:25-5:2
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διὸ ἀποθέμενοι τὸ ψεῦδος
Therefore, (having put on Christ, you) being done with lying (yourselves),
λαλεῖτε ἀλήθειαν ἕκαστος μετὰ τοῦ πλησίον αὐτοῦ
speak the truth each one with his neighbor,
actionmanner
ὅτι ἐσμὲν ἀλλήλων μέλη
for we are members of one another.
ground
ὀργίζεσθε καὶ μὴ ἁμαρτάνετε
Be angry and do not sin;
ὁ ἥλιος μὴ ἐπιδυέτω ἐπὶ τῷ παροργισμῷ ὑμῶν
do not let the sun set on your anger,
μηδὲ δίδοτε τόπον τῷ διαβόλῳ
and do not give a place to the devil.
progression
ideaexplanation
negativepositive
ὁ κλέπτων μηκέτι κλεπτέτω
The one who is stealing must no longer steal,
μᾶλλον δὲ κοπιάτω
but rather he must work hard,
ἐργαζόμενος ταῖς ἰδίαις χερσὶν τὸ ἀγαθόν
(as one who is) working good with one's own hands,
ἵνα ἔχῃ μεταδιδόναι τῷ χρείαν ἔχοντι
in order that he might have (something) to share with the ones having need.
actionpurpose
πᾶς λόγος σαπρὸς ἐκ τοῦ στόματος ὑμῶν μὴ ἐκπορευέσθω
Do not let any harmful word go out from your mouth,
ἀλλὰ εἴ τις ἀγαθὸς πρὸς οἰκοδομὴν τῆς χρείας
but only what is good for the building up of (others') need,
ἵνα δῷ χάριν τοῖς ἀκούουσιν
in order that it may give grace to the ones who are listening.
series
καὶ μὴ λυπεῖτε τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον τοῦ θεοῦ
And (even more importantly) do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,
ἐν ᾧ ἐσφραγίσθητε εἰς ἡμέραν ἀπολυτρώσεως
in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
πᾶσα πικρία καὶ θυμὸς καὶ ὀργὴ καὶ κραυγὴ καὶ βλασφημία ἀρθήτω ἀφ' ὑμῶν σὺν πάσῃ κακίᾳ
Set aside all bitterness and anger and wrath and clamor and slander from you (along) with all evil.
γίνεσθε δὲ εἰς ἀλλήλους χρηστοί εὔσπλαγχνοι
And (setting these aside you must then also) be kind (and) tenderhearted to one another,
χαριζόμενοι ἑαυτοῖς
forgiving each other,
καθὼς καὶ ὁ θεὸς ἐν Χριστῷ ἐχαρίσατο ὑμῖν
just as also God in Christ forgave you.
comparison
γίνεσθε οὖν μιμηταὶ τοῦ θεοῦ
Therefore, be imitators of God,
ὡς τέκνα ἀγαπητά
as beloved children,
καὶ περιπατεῖτε ἐν ἀγάπῃ
and (since you are imitators this means you must) walk in love,
καθὼς καὶ ὁ Χριστὸς ἠγάπησεν ἡμᾶς
just as also Christ loved us
καὶ παρέδωκεν ἑαυτὸν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν
and gave himself on behalf of us,
προσφορὰν καὶ θυσίαν τῷ θεῷ εἰς ὀσμὴν εὐωδίας
(by being) an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant offering.
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10000000005985 5985 Arc 2009-04-01 20:52:16 2009-04-02 10:01:00 editing Ephesians 4 25 5 2 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 49 NT tisch mine i177444 i177445 i177446 i177447 i177448 i177449 i177419 διὸ ἀποθέμενοι τὸ ψεῦδος Therefore, (having put on Christ, you) being done with lying (yourselves), i177420 λαλεῖτε ἀλήθειαν ἕκαστος μετὰ τοῦ πλησίον αὐτοῦ speak the truth each one with his neighbor, actionmanner 1 1 i177421 ὅτι ἐσμὲν ἀλλήλων μέλη for we are members of one another. ground 1 i177450 i177422 ὀργίζεσθε καὶ μὴ ἁμαρτάνετε Be angry and do not sin; i177451 i177423 ὁ ἥλιος μὴ ἐπιδυέτω ἐπὶ τῷ παροργισμῷ ὑμῶν do not let the sun set on your anger, i177424 μηδὲ δίδοτε τόπον τῷ διαβόλῳ and do not give a place to the devil. progression ideaexplanation 1 negativepositive 2 1 i177452 i177453 i177425 ὁ κλέπτων μηκέτι κλεπτέτω The one who is stealing must no longer steal, i177454 i177426 μᾶλλον δὲ κοπιάτω but rather he must work hard, i177427 ἐργαζόμενος ταῖς ἰδίαις χερσὶν τὸ ἀγαθόν (as one who is) working good with one's own hands, actionmanner 1 negativepositive 2 i177428 ἵνα ἔχῃ μεταδιδόναι τῷ χρείαν ἔχοντι in order that he might have (something) to share with the ones having need. actionpurpose 2 i177455 i177456 i177429 πᾶς λόγος σαπρὸς ἐκ τοῦ στόματος ὑμῶν μὴ ἐκπορευέσθω Do not let any harmful word go out from your mouth, i177430 ἀλλὰ εἴ τις ἀγαθὸς πρὸς οἰκοδομὴν τῆς χρείας but only what is good for the building up of (others') need, negativepositive 2 i177431 ἵνα δῷ χάριν τοῖς ἀκούουσιν in order that it may give grace to the ones who are listening. actionpurpose 2 series i177457 i177458 i177432 καὶ μὴ λυπεῖτε τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον τοῦ θεοῦ And (even more importantly) do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, i177433 ἐν ᾧ ἐσφραγίσθητε εἰς ἡμέραν ἀπολυτρώσεως in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. ideaexplanation 1 i177459 i177434 πᾶσα πικρία καὶ θυμὸς καὶ ὀργὴ καὶ κραυγὴ καὶ βλασφημία ἀρθήτω ἀφ' ὑμῶν σὺν πάσῃ κακίᾳ Set aside all bitterness and anger and wrath and clamor and slander from you (along) with all evil. i177460 i177461 i177435 γίνεσθε δὲ εἰς ἀλλήλους χρηστοί εὔσπλαγχνοι And (setting these aside you must then also) be kind (and) tenderhearted to one another, i177436 χαριζόμενοι ἑαυτοῖς forgiving each other, actionmanner 1 i177437 καθὼς καὶ ὁ θεὸς ἐν Χριστῷ ἐχαρίσατο ὑμῖν just as also God in Christ forgave you. comparison 1 progression negativepositive 2 progression i177462 i177463 i177464 i177438 γίνεσθε οὖν μιμηταὶ τοῦ θεοῦ Therefore, be imitators of God, i177439 ὡς τέκνα ἀγαπητά as beloved children, comparison 1 i177440 καὶ περιπατεῖτε ἐν ἀγάπῃ and (since you are imitators this means you must) walk in love, progression i177465 i177466 i177441 καθὼς καὶ ὁ Χριστὸς ἠγάπησεν ἡμᾶς just as also Christ loved us i177442 καὶ παρέδωκεν ἑαυτὸν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν and gave himself on behalf of us, progression i177443 προσφορὰν καὶ θυσίαν τῷ θεῷ εἰς ὀσμὴν εὐωδίας (by being) an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant offering. actionmanner 1 comparison 1 inference 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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