Exegetical On Ephesians 6: 10-20

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Exegetical on Ephesians 6:10-20 There are many key verses in the bible that give insight into Christian life; one such verse is Ephesians 6:10-20. This passage s a battle cry from Paul written to the Church of Ephesus. Paul call Christians to suit up in the ‘Armor’ of God in order to stand strong against our enemies. In this paper I will look at the book of Ephesians with an exegetical focus on Paul’s message in Ephesians 6:10-12. There is some debate over who was the true author of the book of Ephesians. Two separate ideas the first being that the Apostle Paul wrote the book during his time under house arrest in Rome and the second that a loyal disciple of Paul wrote the letter some 15 to 20 years after Paul’s death. There is much backing …show more content…
The logic behind donning Gods footwear can fall under the concept of being ready to go where God wishes, as Abraham did in the Old Testament. This readiness leaving believers in a constant state of alertness enabling a greater amount of spreading the gospels. The author also expresses the notion that Christian need to stand firm and be strong in the face of challenges. The footwear of Christ denotes believers to be prepared and hold strong through the hardships of life. The shield of faith, “extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one" (Ephesians 6:16). When Satan attacks us, our faith in Christ lessens the blow. We are able to withstand the attack because we know whom we have believed (2 Timothy 1:12). The shield is a very important part of God’s Amor that can not be over looked. This metaphor of shield is also seen in the Proverbs 30:5 says “…he is a shield to those who take refuge in him”. By taking the hold of the shield believers are standing with God, and through God power, alone they can be successful. Making clear the importance of trusting in God’s …show more content…
It is our weapon as we fight against the attacks of the Devil, Christians use the Bible’s teachings to defend and battle against the Devil, it is our only offensive weapon and the only way for a Christian to fight back against attacks. Just as a soldier needs to know how to wield a weapon it is crucial that Christians thoroughly understand and be very familiar with the Word of God. Only with knowledge and understanding of the scripture can a person use the given power to stand up against enemies. John MacArthur says in his commentary of Ephesians, “Christian who does not know God’s Word well cannot use it well. Satan will invariably find out where we are ignorant or confused and attack us there. Scripture is not a broadsword to be waved indiscriminately, but a dagger to be used with great precision.” MacAurther elaborates on the importance and use of Gods word when the Devil threatens to attack. Another example of the wielding of the sword of the spirit is seen in Hebrews 4:12 saying, “the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow.”. Believers who understand the word have the power to use it against attackers and employ God’s strength to win their battles. With God all feats are

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