Daily Encouragement

September 26 – Ten S’s of Ephesians 4 for the Saved

September 26
Isaiah 48:12-50:11
Ephesians 4:17-32
Psalm 69:1-18
Proverbs 24:5-6

Isaiah 48:17 – So many people are afraid of what God will lead them to. God wants you to profit! Yes, the word literally means profit. Now God doesn’t believe in “get rich quick schemes” – his path for your profit may not be your path (see Job). But trust His Word!

Isaiah 49:16 – Can God forget you? Your name is graven on his hands.

Isaiah 50:7 – Hope – another word destroyed by popular culture. Webster’s 1828: “hope differs from wish and desire in this, that it implies some expectation of obtaining the good desired… Confidence in a future event; the highest degree of well founded expectation of good; as a hope founded on God’s gracious promises; a scriptural sense.” We do not need to wish for God’s help – God is our hope – He will help!

Ephesians 4:17 – How are you walking? Those who know not God walk self-confidently, separated from God (Ephesians 4:18), sightless (Ephesians 4:18), submitted to sensuality (Ephesians 4:19), seeking sin (Ephesians 4:19).

Ephesians 4:23 – What are we to replace our former conversation with? (Ephesians 4:22).

  • Sanctification (Ephesians 4:23)
  • Sanctity (Ephesians 4:24)
  • Sincerity (Ephesians 4:25)
  • Smoothness (Ephesians 4:26)
  • Stedfastness (Ephesians 4:27)
  • Sharing (Ephesians 4:28)
  • Supportive Speech (Ephesians 4:29)
  • Sealing of the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30)
  • Separation from sin (Ephesians 4:31)
  • Softheartedness (Ephesians 4:32)

Psalm 69:5 – “It ought to render confession easy, when we are assured that all is known already.” (Spurgeon)

Psalm 69:9 – Jesus identified with this verse in John 2:17, but obviously not Psalm 69:5. But Psalm 69:8 could apply to Jesus as well.

Proverbs 24:6 – One of the oldest proverbs on the value of diversification (multitude of). Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, even in the wisdom market!

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