A United People
One Encouragement to walk United (vs. 1)
Four Ways to walk United (vs. 2-3)
The man who is “forbearing” is able to make allowances for the faults of his fellow believers, to bear with them in their weaknesses and failings. “In love” shows that this is not to be done grudgingly but in a loving manner, with a sense of “family affection” (Moule, Epistle to the Ephesians, p. 104). The Greek word suggests the attitude that seeks the highest good of others.