A man so perverted not to think of himself as being a superior person was called by this word. Meekness and lowliness are the two aspects of the same disposition, the one toward man, the other toward God. Diligence calls us to arise above our own personal preferences and to avoid distractions because something else stands as a life priority. Now that’s not the low estimate of ourselves when we ought not to have that. 28. Whereas humility deals with a correct assessment of his merits, meekness covers a correct assessment of personal rights. This site is a proud member of the Salem Web Network, a subsidiary of Ephesians 4:1 speaks about what the Lord has given to us in Christ: our calling. Ephesians 3:14-21 The Fullness of God's Love, Ephesians 3:20-21 God's Unlimited Power The word literally means “to suffer.” In other words, we are called here to put up with the the improper behavior of others. Ephesians 4:2-3 ~ "B) The Oneness of the Body" is part 3 of 5 of The Bible Teaching Commentary on Ephesians 4:1-3 which discusses the five ways he says the people of God obtain unity of the Spirit. (Phillips: Touchstone). They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. Be humble and gentle in every way. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] This verse begins Paul's contrast between the lives of unbelievers, including Christians before they have been saved, and the lives of born-again believers in Christ (John 3:3). In almost every family of those who resisted, someone died in a concentration camp. A missionary in China began to have convulsions. Paul stops short in the middle of the verse, and does not quote "that the Lord God might dwell among them." 1  I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. Our old nature just naturally has us think more of ourselves as more important than others. The idea of making haste, being eager, giving diligence, and putting forth effort are in the word. Our marriages, families, and churches should possess the fruit of unity but often don’t. When things are disjointed, there is lack of harmony and well being. She was told she had an incurable disease and advised to go home. by that which every joint supplieth--Greek, "by means of every joint of the supply"; joined with "maketh increase of the body," not with "compacted." Trench adds that prautes “is closely linked with humility, and follows directly upon it (Eph 4:2; Col 3:12) because it is only the humble heart which is also the meek; and which, as such, does not fight against God, and more or less struggle and contend with Him. (Comment: And all God's people should carry out this same divine duty! Below is a letter from Whitefield to Wesley illustrating Paul's charge to show "tolerance for one another in love" - My honored friend and brother...hearken to a child who is willing to wash your feet. Ephesians 4:4-6 Bible Study Questions, Ephesians 4:11-13: A) God's Word in the Church Perhaps this is simply a difference of semantics, but I think Paxson's comment is not entirely accurate. In Ephesians of course sundesmos is used figuratively to picture the binding together in the sense of the spiritual forces that unite believers. with all lowliness and humility, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love; Ephesians 4:2 (JUB) And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them” (Genesis 11:6). “Being completely humble” (NIV). So the Greek. lasciviousness--"wantonness" [ALFORD].