Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! This latest podcast episode in our series, looking at the book of Ephesians takes on the topic of our relationships with others. This is not a minor issue in the New Testament. In fact, this is a standard of life that was assumed in the context of every book written in the New Testament. The letters and gospels that make up the New Testament were written and understood in a relational context that we often overlook today. In the Kingdom of God, the significance of others in our lives is a standard operating protocol that we utilize to grow in God and with one another.
25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Access the episodes in our podcast series on the book of Ephesians here.