Paul’s words to the Ephesians always make a big impression on me.
But here are a few things you might want to do after reading this passage:
Read Ezekiel 33:1-10 and then reread Acts 20:20-27. How did Ezekiel’s words influence Paul’s ministry? How should it affect the way we think when we think about our unsaved family and friends?
Read Acts 20:24 and think, “Is this how I think?” Then compare it to 2 Timothy 4:6-7, which was Paul’s last letter before he died. Looking back, what could Paul say about his life? Did he accomplish his goal?
Finally, read verse 2 Timothy 4:8. What reward did Paul look forward to? Who does he say that reward is for? Again ask yourself, “Is this how think? If I were to die today, could I say what Paul said in verses 7-8? And if not, what needs to change?”
How do you think?