8/24/18 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 122-124, Ephesians 1, Proverbs 24
Author: The apostle Paul (1:1)
Date: Around AD 62 near the end of Paul’s life.
In ten words or less: Christians are all members of Jesus’ “body,” the church.
“From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission”
All knowledge may be divided into two categories: pure or theoretical knowledge and applied or practical knowledge. In most of his letters Paul begins with pure or doctrinal knowledge and ends with applied or practical knowledge. In this epistle the first three chapters deal with doctrine (the calling of the church) and the last three chapters with application (the conduct of the church).
– The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
Ephesians 1:15-23 (NKJV)
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,
do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.