Ephesians 6 I want to start at the end.
Paul says that he has entrusted the letter to Tychicus not just as a postman but as one who will encourage the believers there. Basically Paul said Tychicus will carry the letter in his hand but he will stay and help because he has Jesus in his heart. Tychicus will be a living letter to the Christians in Ephesus. Tychicus is mentioned 5 times in the bible and every time it says this guy can be trusted, “faithful servant”, one who encourages. I want to be like him.
To the family of God:
Kids, obey your parents,
Fathers, raise them right. Do not exasperate
Slaves (people who have bosses, and even bosses have bosses) work like your boss is Jesus himself, obey respect, work hard
Masters (bosses) remember we all have one master Jesus and there will be a day of personal accountability.
We are in a battle but it’s not with who you think, because if you can mentally picture your enemy with skin on then you got it wrong. Our battle is not with flesh and blood and so neither are our defenses or weapons. Our battle is spiritual: truth, righteousness, good news of Jesus, faith in him, and being saved by him are our battle gear, the word of God is our only weapon.
Weird war. Let’s get to it then.
(Originally posted 9-1-15)