In a world obsessed with image and identity, we will be reminded that our primary identity is “in Christ”. We will recall that in our natural state, we are dead rebels and sons of disobedience, but God’s electing grace gives new life and brings us into the family of God. These truths ought to produce praise, adoration and thanksgiving in all those who are in Him.
Ephesians also highlight the unifying work of the gospel making one people, one body and one bride of Christ. We are reminded that we are to be walking in a manner worthy of our calling in our family, work and church life. Paul’s closing words ensure we are watchful and alert, ready to engage in spiritual warfare.