to...: or, to edify profitably. The thought of the unity of the Church is very prominent in this epistle. If he knows he cannot he is sorely tempted to say it is of slight importance, and, though it cannot be cured, can be endured without much discomfort. Harvest is a time of ripeness. (17) He bridles the tongue as well, teaching us to so temper our talk, that our hearer's minds are not destroyed, and are rather instructed. So Christian life ought to be. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. It is, 'But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.'--Eph. To this end they have …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John, Grieving the Spirit'Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.'--Eph. 7 (R.V.). Pharisee and philosopher, high-born women and slaves, Roman patricians and gladiators, Asiatic Greeks and Syrian Jews forgot their feuds and sat together as one in Christ. To understand them clearly is most important to you. The sun has tinted it into rich colors, and at last it is ready and ripe to fall into the hand. VERSE . Ephesians 4:1-6. It has been mellowed and softened by the rains and the heat of summer. 22. To this end they have 'learned Him.' He reckons on the assent of the Ephesian Christians when he paints the society in which they lived as alienated from God, insensible to the restraints of conscience, and foul with all uncleanness. iv. 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. It is not a link in a chain, but a new beginning, the entrance into the cosmic order of a Divine Power. The Father who stands in so blessed and gracious a relationship to the united whole also sustains an equally gracious and blessed relationship to each individual in that whole. Hence we learn, what discourse is corrupt, as it were stinking in the nostrils of God; namely, all that is not profitable, not edifying, not apt to minister grace to the hearers. And put on the new man, the new pattern of man, who was created after God, in righteousness and true holiness. Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. vs. Phil 1:7 Rom 6:1 2Pet 3:18. iv. Grace (imparted). “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29 Inspirational Image. Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth. And put on the new man, the new pattern of man, who was created after God, in righteousness and true holiness. Ephesians 4:29 Parallel. Let no corrupt communication proceede out of your mouth, but that which is good to the vse of edifying, that it may minister grace vnto the hearers. 28 Let him that stole, steale no more: but rather let him labour, working with his handes the thing which is good, that he may haue to giue to him that needeth. Commentary. And so the Scripture teachings about man's real moral condition are characterised by two peculiarities which, at, Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John, 'And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.'--Eph. 28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. King James Translators' Notes. This text is exceedingly valuable to us for it tells us the end and aim of all religion. Obscene, licentious, or immoral language is forbidden. According as you take them …Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons, A Dark Picture and a Bright Hope'That ye put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.'--Eph. Ephesians 4:29, NASB: "Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear." The End of ReligionEPHESIANS iv. That was a picture of heathenism drawn from the life and submitted to the judgment of those …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John, Of the Church"I beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. It is because each receives His individual gift, 'But ye have not so learned Christ; if so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught in Him.'--Eph. 23, 24. The sequel of Bethlehem and Calvary and Olivet is the upper room and the Pentecost. Pay attention, I beg you, to every word here. 4:29 But that which is good - Profitable to the speaker and hearers. To this end they have, 'Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.'--Eph. It tells us why we are to pray, whether at home or in church; why we are to read our Bibles and good books; why we are to be what is commonly called religious. iv. Geneva Study Bible {17} Let no {n} corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister {o} grace unto the hearers. How much do we almost continually hear about the Church! Ephesians 4:29, KJV: "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers." …John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions, "Grow up into Him in all things" (Eph. 26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27Neither give place to the devil. We had occasion to remark in a former sermon that Paul regards this and the preceding clauses as the summing up of 'the truth in Jesus'; or, in other words, he considers the radical transformation and renovation of the whole moral nature as being the purpose of the revelation of God in Christ. 30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Ephesians 4:29-30. 'Each' is contrasted with 'all.' Let no corrupt communication — Or discourse, dictated by corruption in the heart of the speaker, and tending to corrupt the minds or manners of hearers; proceed out of your mouth — At any time, or on any occasion.