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Ephesians 6





In Sincerity, Ephesians 6. What is Paul implying? Do you think he could possibly mean that all who profess Christ are not necessarily true Christians?



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Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
Ephesians 6:24, KJV





In Sincerity
Ephesians 6



Our Bible benediction for today seems rather simple with only 13 words, but when read in the context of Ephesians 6 its depth is profound. It is especially applicable to our day when so many profess to be Christians and yet their "faith" has so little impact on our culture. The key lies in our being sincere in our faith. Just a quick overview of Ephesians 6 helps us to understand the significance of these two words.



What is Paul implying? Do you think he could possibly mean that all who profess Christ are not necessarily true Christians? After imploring Christians to live a Godly life in Ephesians 6:1-5, he answers this question in verse 6. Paul admonishes Christians:



*Children, obey your parents.
*Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger.
*Servants, obey your masters.



Then he simply states, Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. To profess Christ, or to believe in God does not make one a Christian! To love Christ sincerely from the heart defines a true Christian.


We live in a time when it is not popular--or politically correct--to be a believer. So many in our day profess Christ quietly. They pick and choose what they want to believe concerning the Word of God and then live their lives as though their supposed faith has no impact on their lives.


The popular teaching is that one can be a believer as long as they have professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. They believe they are in a class of believers known as carnal Christians. Oh yes, some day they might get a little more serious about their faith, but they are too busy living for and enjoying the things of this world to think about that right now.


Truthfully, their is no such thing as a carnal Christian. Those who have professed to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, but do not feel the need to be obedient to Him are much like the rich young ruler who asked the Lord Jesus what he needed to do to be saved. Jesus, looking into his heart of hearts saw that he was ruled by the love of money. He told the man to go out and give away everything he had and follow Christ. The man went away, sorrowfully, for he had great wealth.



Think about that as you go about the duties of this day. Pray that by the grace of God, you would love the Lord Jesus Christ sincerely from the heart. Christ has given all for us, and He requires us to give our all to Him. To those who completely fall before Christ and serve Him with all of their hearts, He grants peace, joy, and love, and an eternity with Him.



Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.







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