The Worthy Walk (Ephesians 4:1-6)

This Wednesday’s lesson will be from Ephesians 4:1-6.

  1. The call to a worthy walk – 4:1, “I … beseech you to walk worthy”.
  2. The character of a worthy walk – 4:2-3, “with all lowliness and gentleness …”
  3. The cause of a worthy walk – 4:4-6, “There is .. one Spirit … one Lord … one Father”

This text is very rich and I trust that our study will be a blessing. In preparation, please read this section in multiple translations. You also may wish to consider the use of the word “walk” in Ephesians:

  1. Our former walk: “in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2).
  2. Our ordained walk: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
  3. The call to a worthy walk: “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called” (Ephesians 4:1).
  4. Our distinct walk: “This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind” (Ephesians 4:17).
  5. Our imitative walk: “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma” (Ephesians 5:1,2).
  6. Our holy walk: “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8).
  7. Our careful walk: “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16).
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