While humility remains key in grasping spiritual discipline; a balance with sound doctrine is also a necessity. God’s home engulfs a family (Spiritual Reflection Ephesians 5:21-26 and 6:1-4) If we were to experience God’s household as a common family home, we would see Ephesians Chapter 4, Chapter 5 & Chapter 6 as the rules of the household placed in the kitchen on the refrigerator door. As a disciple within the church, I remember the cultural bond which I saw while visiting fellow church member homes. I looked upon their refrigerator door and there I saw pictures of familiar love ones, Bible quotes, spiritual magnets all connecting the common grounds which we all walked as a congregation. It was somewhat like a “church family tradition” within our congregation.
In the Book of Revelation Chapter 2 verse 4 we see the words of Jesus written by the Apostle John as He was speaking His voice to the Ephesians church. We all know how rebellious the nature of any average American teenager. When the child reaches the day puberty they become teenage juveniles. They forget all the manners which they adopted within their childhood and respected in their youth. Somehow a child forgets the level of humility & personal respect for disciple, which was so easily relatedly understood, plus their ability to carry simple personal mannerism. They leave the love they had at first. They need to be reminded on how God’s wanted them to walk as Christians. Ephesians Chapter 4 verses 4-6, here we are reminded of our family last name: Christ.