“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (v1-3). Paul told the Ephesian believers, Jew and Gentile both, that having been rescued by Jesus and reconciled to God and one another, they were called to unity and peace. To help them resist the world’s ways and be equipped for ministry, God gave them “apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers” (v11-12).
“Until we all attain the unity of the faith …” (v13). God calls us to leave behind childish ways (v14) and to grow into the humility, gentleness, and love of Christ.