The solution to unhealthy competition in marriage is to live out the pattern of Christ and the church.
Christians need to walk wisely by being filled in the Holy Spirit.
Christians are to be imitators of God, which means to walk in love just as Christ loved us and to avoid the evil of our former lives.
In the new way of walking, believers need to put off the habits of the old self and put on the attitudes and activities of the new.
After three chapters describing God’s work in the church, Ephesians has three chapters that describe how we live up to our high calling as the church.
The conclusion to the first half of Ephesians is a prayer for believers to have strength to know Christ’s love.
Through his death Christ has brought near believers from the nations who were very far from God.
Because humans were dead in our sins, the only possible solution was for God to make us alive because of his grace.
Paul’s constant prayer for believers was that God would give us his Spirit so that we can know the hope, riches, and power he has for us.