Meditations on Ephesians
Ephesians 1:3-10
Bless and Praise God! He has done great and mighty things!
Published February 14th, 2017; Updated February 15th, 2017
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Ephesians 1:1-10
Main point summary
We've been so blessed through Christ by God in 1.) our election of holiness and blamelessness, 2.) our adoption through Christ, and 3.) our forgiveness of every trespass against God; therefore how can we not bless and praise Him?
Ephesians 1:1-10
Ephesians 1:3-10
e Blessed be f the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ should be praised and declared blessed,
who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing g in the heavenly places,
because He has blessed us every spiritual blessing imaginable [with all that could be imagined to come from heaven!],
h even as he i chose us in him j before the foundation of the world,
[1] by choosing us before the world began,
that we should be k holy and blameless before him.
for the purpose of making us holy and blameless before Him!
In love l he predestined us 1 for m adoption as sons through Jesus Christ,
[2] by Him choosing us to be adopted as HIS children through Jesus [Don't forget all these blessings all stem from and in Jesus!],
n according to the purpose of his will,
by His purpose and will
o to the praise of his glorious grace,
resulting in the praise of His GRACE
with which he has blessed us in p the Beloved.
and by His Beloved, Jesus Christ, is how this all came to be!
q In him we have r redemption s through his blood,
[3] by the redemption we have through Jesus' blood,
t the forgiveness of our trespasses,
that is we have the forgiveness of our trespasses against God
u according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us,
by the richness and lavishness of His grace,
in all wisdom and insight v making known 1 to us the mystery of his will,
resulting in making God's plan know to us [this was done in God's perfect wisdom and insight]
n according to his purpose, which he w set forth in Christ as a plan for x the fullness of time,
by his purpose in Christ this was revealed and accomplished [this was always His plan from the beginning!],
y to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
for the purpose of uniting all things in heaven and earth in Christ!
EVEN AS He chose us to be holy and blameless before Him.
By His love and grace through Jesus He deliberately adopted us, which results in the praise of His grace!
In Christ we are redeemed though His blood.
Because we have been so blessed how can we not bless and praise ?
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