The purpose of this blog is to provide insights from the Christian perspective. It exists to present the faith once for all delivered to the saints through the teaching of sound doctrine and exegesis. The Apostle Paul gave the following exhortation, "...that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another." (1 Corinthians 4:6)
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Commentary On Ephesians 1:13-14
[Ephesians] 1:13 Sealed, marked as God's property and assured of His protection. (Cf. 4:30; 2 Co 1:22)
[Ephesians] 1:14 Guarantee, literally "down payment," "first installment," which in ancient times was a substantial portion of the whole.
Martin Franzmann and Walter H. Roehrs, Concordia Self-study Commentary [commentary on Ephesians], p. 187