Paul has spent the first three chapters celebrating and recounting the wonderful work that God has done in each of our lives. Now in Ephesians 4:2, Paul begins to spell out in detail what that looks like.: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”...not join Jesus in preaching to the nations or going to the worst parts of the world to bring hope and healing...nope. Be humbe, patient, gentle, and bear with each other.
If you think about it, these might require us to die to ourselves even more than the bigger, more radical ways.
Read Ephesians 4:1-2
What is Paul’s situation as he is writing this?
What is the calling they have received that Paul mentions?
What strikes you as most significant in this reading? Why?
Which of the 4 behaviors mentioned in vs.2 is your strong suit?
Which one of them is most challenging, the area where you most need to grow?
Take time and pray with each other, celebrating areas of strength, and praying for the Holy Spirit’s help in the areas of growth for each of you.