Weird: Religion Devotional (Day 2 of 5)

Weird: Religion – Day 2 of 5

In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul writes about not living as Gentiles do. A ‘Gentile’ in the Bible is somebody who was not of Jewish background. In Ephesians 4, Paul is saying that we are not to live in the same way as those who are not following God.

The Gentiles way of living would have been considered the ‘normal’ way of living. But Paul essentially says to not live in that way, which leads to confusion, but to live in a ‘Weird’ way instead.

Read: Ephesians 4:17-32

Question to Consider: Compare Ephesians 4:17-32 with Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 7. What similarities do you see? What are some things mentioned in Ephesians that are not specifically mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 7?

Prayer: Father, it doesn’t take long for me to look around and see how it is that Gentiles live. As I go about my day today, give me the strength and the courage to continue living differently. My desire is not to live a life of confusion, but to instead live a life of clarity. And I ask that You give me clarity to live in the ways You desire. Amen.

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