Copyright © T. E. Killian -- Christian Author
In chapter 6 of Ephesians, Paul talks about the following subjects:
1. He tells children to obey their parents, and promises them that a blessing would come to them if they did.
2. Fathers must treat their children in such a way that they will grow up to be good Christians.
3. He tells servants/slaves what their duty is toward their masters.
4. He tells masters what their duty is toward their servants/slaves.
5. Put on the whole armor of God as Christian soldiers.
6. They need to pray, especially for Paul so he can freely tell others about Christ.
7. In conclusion, he tells them that if they want to know what he’s doing just ask Tychicus.
20 For this, I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may speak boldly when proclaiming the good news, as I should.
Ephesians The Easy Study Bible Commentary
Words to understand:
ambassador – to be older, prior by birth or in age; to be an ambassador, act as an ambassador
in chains – a chain, bond by which the body or any part of it (hands, feet) is bound
Pray – again implied by the previous sentences
speak boldly – to use freedom in speaking, be free spoken; to speak freely; to grow confident, have boldness, show assurance, assume a bold bearing
“speak” – this is a different word which means “to speak freely”
as I should – it is necessary, there is need of, it behooves, is right and proper; a necessity of law and command, of duty, equity
speak – to utter a voice or emit a sound; to speak; to talk
An ambassador does not speak for himself, but for the one he represents.
Verse for January 7
20 For this,
I am an ambassador
Pray that I may speak boldly
when proclaiming it,
as I should speak.
The Easy Study Bible Diagramed
20 For this, I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may speak boldly when proclaiming it, as I should speak.