Ephesian 4: One Body -One Spirit-One God
We are being exhort to mutual forbearance and union. To mske use of spiritual gifts and graces. Persue purity and holiness. And to take heed of the sins practised among the heathen.
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.To each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. not according to man. God Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Measure of Faith
Unto every believer is given some gift of grace, for their mutual help. IT is given as seems best to Christ to bestow upon every one. He received for them, that he might give to them, a large measure of gifts and graces; particularly the gift of the Holy Ghost. Not a mere head knowledge, or bare acknowledging Christ to be the Son of God, but such that brings trust and obedience. There is a fulness in Christ, and a measure of that fulness is given in the counsel of God to every believer; but we never come to the perfect measure till we come to heaven. God's children are growing, as long as they are in this world; and the Christian's growth tends to the glory of Christ. The more a man finds himself drawn out to improve in his station, and according to his measure, all that he has received, to the spiritual good of others, he may be more certainly believe that he has
the grace of sincere love and charity rooted in his heart.Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming..
The grace of God be with you all AMEN