• Prayer for Boldness Devotional

    Ephesians 6:19–20

    Again we note that, just as in Colossians, Paul does not request in today’s passage to be released from prison but for more ministry opportunities (Col. 4:3–4). This is a model for us. It is, of course, not wrong to ask the Lord to alleviate our suffering. Nevertheless, perhaps the first thing we pray for should not be the end of our pain, especially if it is for the sake of the gospel. Perhaps we should first pray for God to use our suffering for His glory. View Resource

  • Tychicus to Ephesus Devotional

    Ephesians 6:21–22

    As Christians, we are called not just to be hearers of the Word but doers as well (James 1:22). We fail at this; before we die, we never live in a manner wholly consistent with what we know and say is right. Yet by the grace of God and empowering of the Holy Spirit, our lives become more consistent with our speech over time, just like Paul. Let us strive to live consistently and be quick to repent when others point out our inconsistencies. View Resource

  • The Peace and Purity of the Church Devotional

    Ephesians 6:23–24

    Take time today to read back through Ephesians and thank God for what we have learned. Ask Him to make you more loving and more willing to stand for the essential truths of the Christian faith. Also, ask Him that you would be willing and able to serve as a model to other believers as one who promotes with fervor the church’s peace and purity. Seek the help of other Christians in working to foster unity and truth in Christ’s body. View Resource