Intro to the Book of Ephesians
In “The Message” Bible by Eugene Peterson, He says these words in introducing the Book of Ephesians:
“What we know about God and what we do for God
have a way of getting broken apart in our lives.
The moment the organic unity of belief and behaviour is damaged in any way,
we are incapable of living out the full humanity for which we were created.”
Is our belief united with our behaviour? Or has it been torn apart in our sin-wrecked world? Paul’s letter to the Ephesians joins our belief about God and our behaviour before God, back together again. We have been reconciled to God and are called to participate in His ministry of reconciliation. So how are our relationships going – with God, in the church, with our families, in our workplace? Are we joining in, with perseverance, God’s master plan of bringing everything together under Christ?