It is one of the most difficult topics to address because of its reality and prevalence: divorce. Yet, the Lord is clear on the subject, insisting on God’s will from creation. It is not a popular message in our wayward world, but we must obey God rather than men.
Whenever we lose something that we think of as valuable, it becomes very high on our priority list. What about lost people? As Christians, we need to prioritize people who are spiritually lost.
This text includes the statement, “you should follow in His steps.” The context is we should suffer as Jesus suffered. We know how He responded when mistreated, how should we respond?
Paul’s farewell address to the Ephesian elders is his emotional summary of his three years serving with them. From his story we glean life principles that should inspire us in writing our own story.