In Paul's collected letters, he spent a great deal of time fighting off various troubles in the churches—false teaching, dissension, legalism, and immoral lifestyles. However, when he wrote to the church at Ephesus, he avoided all that. Instead, Paul offered a view of what Christ did for us and why. His letter provides us with a higher perspective—a new vision of our purpose and calling as the body of Christ and how we are to live it out. It blends some of the loftiest theology in Scripture with some of the most practical teaching. And it shows us the deeper reality of God's all-encompassing rule and how our daily, seemingly mundane lives contribute to the accomplishment of His glorious plan.