The theologian John Mackay once described the book of Ephesians as “the distilled essence of the Christian religion, the most authoritative and most consummate compendium of our holy Christian faith.” Writing to a church facing timeless challenges, the apostle Paul set out to remind his readers of all that God has accomplished for us in Christ—and what we then do and become in response. Throughout history, the resulting six chapters have brought countless people to an understanding of their place in the purposes of God and the wonders of His grace and peace.
In volume seven of this series, Alistair Begg focuses on God’s design for marriage and the roles He gives to spouses. Though we may shrink from words like “submission,” God has called each of us—husbands and wives, married and single—to practice humility and selfless love. When we sacrifice for each other, we glorify God and paint a picture of Christ’s heart for His people.