Ephesians 4:7

7 Christ gave each one of us the special gift of grace, showing how generous he is.

Ephesians 4:7 Meaning and Commentary

Ephesians 4:7

But unto everyone of us is given grace
Which may refer to the saints in common, and may be interpreted of justifying, pardoning, adopting, sanctifying, and persevering grace, bestowed upon them all, freely and liberally, not grudgingly, nor niggardly, and without motive and condition in them; or to the ministers of the Gospel, and so design gifts fitting for the ministry, which every one has, though differing one from another, and all of free grace:

according to the measure of the gift of Christ:
either according to the gift of grace to Christ before the world began, and the measure of it, which he communicates to them in time, even grace for grace; or according to that measure of gifts which Christ received from men at his ascension: it may be observed that every member of Christ, and minister of his, receive more or less grace and gifts from him; and that what they receive is all of free grace, and in measure; and though they may have gifts differing one from another, yet all are useful; so that there is no room for pride, envy, and contempt, which would break in upon the unity of the Spirit; for what is said from ( Ephesians 4:3 ) contains so many arguments to stir up the saints to endeavour to preserve that.

Ephesians 4:7 In-Context

5 There is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism.
6 There is one God and Father of everything. He rules everything and is everywhere and is in everything.
7 Christ gave each one of us the special gift of grace, showing how generous he is.
8 That is why it says in the Scriptures, "When he went up to the heights, he led a parade of captives, and he gave gifts to people."
9 When it says, "He went up," what does it mean? It means that he first came down to the earth.