But it seems to me that Ephesians 6:4 has a different sense for this word than those listed in the OED. What do you think? admonition 1. The action of admonishing; authoritative counsel; warning, implied reproof. 2. An act of admonishing; a warning, reproof; an utterance or statement of grave counsel or censure, esp. of … Continue reading Maybe I’ve never understood it properly.