Jesus Christ is the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24, 30) and in wisdom He has provided for us all things necessary for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). This includes wisdom from above (James 3:17-18) and the ever present and active Holy Spirit of God. Our salvation from sin and death is His gracious work, so also our being changed from glory to glory into the image of Christ. How should we say thank you? By walking in reliance and submission to Him. Here are the three main points of the sermon from Ephesians 5:17-21 that further expands upon this truth.
- Not as fools but as wise sons and daughters of the King
- Under the controlling influence of the Holy Spirit
- Exhibiting the fruit of the Holy Spirit