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Obey and Bring Up as to Christ
Ephesians 6:1-9
This passage contains two distinct relationships which at first may not appear connected, but are more so when some attention is given them.
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2009-04-27 08:00:57
2009-04-30 09:52:07
This passage contains two distinct relationships which at first may not appear connected, but are more so when some attention is given them. The children-fathers relationship in v1-4 starts by bearing the command for children to obey their parents. It is grounded by the 5th Commandment (to honor one's parents), which seems to imply that a greater effort is needed than simple obedience, for it is a matter of the heart. In the same way, slaves are like children in the sense that they are to obey the masters which are over them (like children-fathers) and should be seeking to serve as unto the Lord and not to men. Interestingly, this seems to be the force of both commands to obey: not just to obey for the sake of obeying, but to truly honor, respect, and serve in a manner which is seeking to please Christ and follow his example. Both sections talk about promised good (v3 "that it may go well with you and that you may be long-lived" and v8 "if anyone does good this (read: good ) he will receive from the Lord") to those who act in this manner. These promises, in fact, are the ground for obedience; simply put, God commanded it for a good reason and for one's own good, and so it should be obeyed! The second half of the children-fathers theme (v4) instructs fathers specifically not to be overbearing and rule over their children in order to anger them and make them upset, but to lead with the knowledge that God leads his people in that manner, bringing them up into more complete knowledge of who he is and discipling them with care. The implied grounding statement for this verse would be "for God has taught you about himself in a forbearing, loving manner, and he is bringing you up so as to show his full character: just, yet merciful." The command to masters (v9) tells them to do the same, which would seem to mimic the role of the fathers, which would be to say, "Don't make you slaves angry by threatening them or giving them difficult/impossible commandments without teaching them the fear of the Lord." The reason that masters are not to act in this manner is the same: those more "priviledged" in a position of leading are no better off than those who are serving/obeying, for God does not play favorites, as all are equal in his eyes (sinners in need of grace)! But, like with the previous section (husbands and wives mirroring Christ and the Church), there are separate roles which illustrate the greater truths of how God wants to reveal himself to the world, and this is put forth clearly by Paul's repeated use of phrases such as "in the Lord" and "unto the Lord" and "as to Christ". All these commands, then, are to be followed as "unto the Lord", because he is the one who watches over all these relationships and is looking to see inside the hearts of men--to see whether they are merely carrying out the physical action in the eyes of men (like in Matthew 6:1-18), or whether they are honoring and caring for the other as "unto the Lord". Questions: Q: What is the function of drawing on the 5th commandment here? A: Obeying seems to be connected to honoring one's parents, as the rest of the OT Law implies with its multiple references to parent-child relationships. Just as not provoking one's children is nearly the same as saying that one should bring them up in fear/instruction of the Lord (v4), so also obeying one's parents is a whole-hearted obedience, flowing from the heart and seeking to show good to them by honoring them in all actions and thoughts. Hoehner, in fact, agrees with this treatment, since the rest of the OT "parent" commandments use honor and obedience interchangably, with the expected result that it creates a stable family relationship/society. In this way, things will go well for the children (they would be killed for disobedience/speaking dishonor!) and they could expect to have general well-being. The "on the earth" seems to refer to what each young believer can expect if he/she obeys in a right manner--a disciplined life leads to a "well" person. Q: What is the touto in v8b referring to? If it is referring to agathon in 8a, which seems likely, then what is this good that God will give to him? A: Hoehner seems to agree with this assessment, because God does give good to those who have been serving as unto him. This good reward is not straight-up stated, but the verb komizO does imply the point that a reward from the Lord will be coming (added interest: the usage of the middle voice). What is the good that the slave will receive in the future? It is the same for everyone who is in Christ, whether slave or free, for we are were dead in our sins and slaves to unrighteousness, but now we have been made alive together with Christ and HE is our reward! Q: What is the ta auta in v9 refer to here? As masters, are they to obey their slaves? Could it be in reference to doing good (v8) or perhaps not making them angry (v4)? The second half of the verse lines up nicely with this idea... A: In regard to v4, there is a sense that "doing the same things" are to not lead/rule over those who are subjected (children, slaves) in a manner that puts them down unneedingly and out of a heavy hand. Hoehner believes ta auta refers to the general idea of "the spirit of integrity, dedication, and goodwill that the masters should exhibit toward their slaves as they do to the Lord." The importance of his definition is the same: in regard to treatment of slaves/children and exercizing authority, one must remember how has dealt with us in Christ, not neglecting the first three chapters of what Paul has just written in Ephesians!
10000000006567 6567 Notes 2009-04-27 08:00:57 2009-04-30 09:52:07 This passage contains two distinct relationships which at first may not appear connected, but are more so when some attention is given them. The children-fathers relationship in v1-4 starts by bearing the command for children to obey their parents. It is grounded by the 5th Commandment (to honor one's parents), which seems to imply that a greater effort is needed than simple obedience, for it is a matter of the heart. In the same way, slaves are like children in the sense that they are to obey the masters which are over them (like children-fathers) and should be seeking to serve as unto the Lord and not to men. Interestingly, this seems to be the force of both commands to obey: not just to obey for the sake of obeying, but to truly honor, respect, and serve in a manner which is seeking to please Christ and follow his example. Both sections talk about promised good (v3 "that it may go well with you and that you may be long-lived" and v8 "if anyone does good this (read: good ) he will receive from the Lord") to those who act in this manner. These promises, in fact, are the ground for obedience; simply put, God commanded it for a good reason and for one's own good, and so it should be obeyed! The second half of the children-fathers theme (v4) instructs fathers specifically not to be overbearing and rule over their children in order to anger them and make them upset, but to lead with the knowledge that God leads his people in that manner, bringing them up into more complete knowledge of who he is and discipling them with care. The implied grounding statement for this verse would be "for God has taught you about himself in a forbearing, loving manner, and he is bringing you up so as to show his full character: just, yet merciful." The command to masters (v9) tells them to do the same, which would seem to mimic the role of the fathers, which would be to say, "Don't make you slaves angry by threatening them or giving them difficult/impossible commandments without teaching them the fear of the Lord." The reason that masters are not to act in this manner is the same: those more "priviledged" in a position of leading are no better off than those who are serving/obeying, for God does not play favorites, as all are equal in his eyes (sinners in need of grace)! But, like with the previous section (husbands and wives mirroring Christ and the Church), there are separate roles which illustrate the greater truths of how God wants to reveal himself to the world, and this is put forth clearly by Paul's repeated use of phrases such as "in the Lord" and "unto the Lord" and "as to Christ". All these commands, then, are to be followed as "unto the Lord", because he is the one who watches over all these relationships and is looking to see inside the hearts of men--to see whether they are merely carrying out the physical action in the eyes of men (like in Matthew 6:1-18), or whether they are honoring and caring for the other as "unto the Lord". Questions: Q: What is the function of drawing on the 5th commandment here? A: Obeying seems to be connected to honoring one's parents, as the rest of the OT Law implies with its multiple references to parent-child relationships. Just as not provoking one's children is nearly the same as saying that one should bring them up in fear/instruction of the Lord (v4), so also obeying one's parents is a whole-hearted obedience, flowing from the heart and seeking to show good to them by honoring them in all actions and thoughts. Hoehner, in fact, agrees with this treatment, since the rest of the OT "parent" commandments use honor and obedience interchangably, with the expected result that it creates a stable family relationship/society. In this way, things will go well for the children (they would be killed for disobedience/speaking dishonor!) and they could expect to have general well-being. The "on the earth" seems to refer to what each young believer can expect if he/she obeys in a right manner--a disciplined life leads to a "well" person. Q: What is the touto in v8b referring to? If it is referring to agathon in 8a, which seems likely, then what is this good that God will give to him? A: Hoehner seems to agree with this assessment, because God does give good to those who have been serving as unto him. This good reward is not straight-up stated, but the verb komizO does imply the point that a reward from the Lord will be coming (added interest: the usage of the middle voice). What is the good that the slave will receive in the future? It is the same for everyone who is in Christ, whether slave or free, for we are were dead in our sins and slaves to unrighteousness, but now we have been made alive together with Christ and HE is our reward! Q: What is the ta auta in v9 refer to here? As masters, are they to obey their slaves? Could it be in reference to doing good (v8) or perhaps not making them angry (v4)? The second half of the verse lines up nicely with this idea... A: In regard to v4, there is a sense that "doing the same things" are to not lead/rule over those who are subjected (children, slaves) in a manner that puts them down unneedingly and out of a heavy hand. Hoehner believes ta auta refers to the general idea of "the spirit of integrity, dedication, and goodwill that the masters should exhibit toward their slaves as they do to the Lord." The importance of his definition is the same: in regard to treatment of slaves/children and exercizing authority, one must remember how has dealt with us in Christ, not neglecting the first three chapters of what Paul has just written in Ephesians! notes
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τὰ τέκνα ὑπακούετε τοῖς γονεῦσιν ὑμῶν ἐν κυρίῳ
Children, obey your parents in the Lord,
τοῦτο γάρ ἐστιν δίκαιον
for this is right.
ground
τίμα τὸν πατέρα σου καὶ τὴν μητέρα
(Becuase you know that it was written) "Honor your father and your mother"
ἥτις ἐστὶν ἐντολὴ πρώτη ἐν ἐπαγγελίᾳ
--which is the first commandment with a promise--
ideaexplanation
ἵνα εὖ σοι γένηται
"that it might be well with you
καὶ ἔσῃ μακροχρόνιος ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς
and you will be long-lived on the earth."
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καὶ οἱ πατέρες μὴ παροργίζετε τὰ τέκνα ὑμῶν
And fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath,
ἀλλὰ ἐκτρέφετε αὐτὰ ἐν παιδείᾳ καὶ νουθεσίᾳ κυρίου
but bring them up in the admonition and instruction of the Lord.
negativepositive
οἱ δοῦλοι ὑπακούετε τοῖς κατὰ σάρκα κυρίοις
Slaves, obey your masters according to ( in ) the flesh
μετὰ φόβου καὶ τρόμου ἐν ἁπλότητι τῆς καρδίας ὑμῶν
with fear and (with) trembling in sincerity of your heart,
actionmanner
ὡς τῷ Χριστῷ
just as (you obey) Christ (with fear and trembling in sincerity of heart),
comparison
μὴ κατ' ὀφθαλμοδουλίαν ὡς ἀνθρωπάρεσκοι
not (obeying) according to eye service as people-pleasers,
ἀλλ' ὡς δοῦλοι Χριστοῦ
but as slaves of Christ,
ποιοῦντες τὸ θέλημα τοῦ θεοῦ ἐκ ψυχῆς
doing the will of God from the soul,
μετ' εὐνοίας δουλεύοντες ὡς τῷ κυρίῳ
(that is to say obeying) with eagerness serving as unto the Lord,
καὶ οὐκ ἀνθρώποις
and not (serving as) unto men.
εἰδότες ὅτι ἕκαστος ἐάν τι ποιήσῃ ἀγαθόν
(For) you have known that if anyone does good,
τοῦτο κομίσεται παρὰ κυρίου
(then) this ( implied true good) he will receive (for himself) from the Lord--
εἴτε δοῦλος εἴτε ἐλεύθερος
whether (he is) a slave or (whether he is) a freeman.
conditional
καὶ οἱ κύριοι τὰ αὐτὰ ποιεῖτε πρὸς αὐτούς
And masters, do the same (things) for them,
ἀνιέντες τὴν ἀπειλήν
stopping (your) threatening,
εἰδότες ὅτι καὶ αὐτῶν καὶ ὑμῶν ὁ κύριός ἐστιν ἐν οὐρανοῖς
(For) you have known that also their and your Lord is in the heavens,
καὶ προσωπολημψία οὐκ ἔστιν παρ' αὐτῷ
and there is not favoritism with him.
discourse
10000000006567 6567 Arc 2009-04-27 08:00:57 2013-01-27 00:39:44 editing Ephesians 6 1 6 9 Ephesians 6:1-9 49 NT tisch mine i177638 i177639 i177640 i177641 i177615 τὰ τέκνα ὑπακούετε τοῖς γονεῦσιν ὑμῶν ἐν κυρίῳ Children, obey your parents in the Lord, i177616 τοῦτο γάρ ἐστιν δίκαιον for this is right. ground 1 i177642 i177643 i177617 τίμα τὸν πατέρα σου καὶ τὴν μητέρα (Becuase you know that it was written) "Honor your father and your mother" i177618 ἥτις ἐστὶν ἐντολὴ πρώτη ἐν ἐπαγγελίᾳ --which is the first commandment with a promise-- ideaexplanation 1 i177644 i177619 ἵνα εὖ σοι γένηται "that it might be well with you i177620 καὶ ἔσῃ μακροχρόνιος ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς and you will be long-lived on the earth." series actionpurpose 2 ground 1 i177645 i177621 καὶ οἱ πατέρες μὴ παροργίζετε τὰ τέκνα ὑμῶν And fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, i177622 ἀλλὰ ἐκτρέφετε αὐτὰ ἐν παιδείᾳ καὶ νουθεσίᾳ κυρίου but bring them up in the admonition and instruction of the Lord. negativepositive 2 series i177646 i177647 i177648 i177649 i177623 οἱ δοῦλοι ὑπακούετε τοῖς κατὰ σάρκα κυρίοις Slaves, obey your masters according to ( in ) the flesh i177624 μετὰ φόβου καὶ τρόμου ἐν ἁπλότητι τῆς καρδίας ὑμῶν with fear and (with) trembling in sincerity of your heart, actionmanner 1 i177625 ὡς τῷ Χριστῷ just as (you obey) Christ (with fear and trembling in sincerity of heart), comparison 1 i177650 i177651 i177626 μὴ κατ' ὀφθαλμοδουλίαν ὡς ἀνθρωπάρεσκοι not (obeying) according to eye service as people-pleasers, i177652 i177627 ἀλλ' ὡς δοῦλοι Χριστοῦ but as slaves of Christ, i177628 ποιοῦντες τὸ θέλημα τοῦ θεοῦ ἐκ ψυχῆς doing the will of God from the soul, ideaexplanation 1 negativepositive 2 i177653 i177629 μετ' εὐνοίας δουλεύοντες ὡς τῷ κυρίῳ (that is to say obeying) with eagerness serving as unto the Lord, i177630 καὶ οὐκ ἀνθρώποις and not (serving as) unto men. negativepositive 2 1 ideaexplanation 1 actionmanner 1 i177654 i177631 εἰδότες ὅτι ἕκαστος ἐάν τι ποιήσῃ ἀγαθόν (For) you have known that if anyone does good, i177655 i177632 τοῦτο κομίσεται παρὰ κυρίου (then) this ( implied true good) he will receive (for himself) from the Lord-- i177633 εἴτε δοῦλος εἴτε ἐλεύθερος whether (he is) a slave or (whether he is) a freeman. series conditional 2 ground 1 i177656 i177657 i177634 καὶ οἱ κύριοι τὰ αὐτὰ ποιεῖτε πρὸς αὐτούς And masters, do the same (things) for them, i177635 ἀνιέντες τὴν ἀπειλήν stopping (your) threatening, actionmanner 1 i177658 i177636 εἰδότες ὅτι καὶ αὐτῶν καὶ ὑμῶν ὁ κύριός ἐστιν ἐν οὐρανοῖς (For) you have known that also their and your Lord is in the heavens, i177637 καὶ προσωπολημψία οὐκ ἔστιν παρ' αὐτῷ and there is not favoritism with him. series ground 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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