Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens in Christ. For he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in love before him. He predestined us to be adopted as sons through Jesus Christ for himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he lavished on us in the Beloved One.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding. He made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he purposed in Christ 10 as a plan for the right time — to bring everything together in Christ, both things in heaven and things on earth in him.
In him we have also received an inheritance, because we were predestined according to the plan of the one who works out everything in agreement with the purpose of his will, so that we who had already put our hope in Christ might bring praise to his glory.
In him you also were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed. The Holy Spirit is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of the possession, to the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 1:3-14 (CSB)
These verses summarize the gospel for us. We have been chosen from the very beginning to be God’s children, redeemed through Christ’s blood shed for us. We have been promised and given the Holy Spirit, who is God with us, and we have now been blessed with every spiritual blessing.
And this gospel truly is good news. We, who were lost, unseen, and broken, are now chosen, loved, and are being redeemed for the day when we will be with Him forever.
Today, let’s not take for granted the grace given to us and the salvation that continues to save us and for a God whose love for us never diminishes.
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Amen! Thank God! Thank you Incourage! Amen! Happy Sunday!:)
Beth Williams says
So many people these days don’t stop to realize just what Jesus did for us. They go to church & do all the right things. There is no true relationship between the two. They do things to “earn’ their salvation & when they mess up they are afraid they could lose it. I’m blessed to attend a church that emphasizes communion each & every week. We hear & have memorized the first gospel message Acts 2:38 repents & be baptized everyone of you for the remission of yours sins. I don’t take for granted the grace given to us and the salvation that continues to save us and for a God whose love for us never diminishes. I’m in awe that an awesome mighty God would give His only son for little ol’ me. He must truly love me that much!
Have a blessed Sunday 🙂
Dawn Ferguson-Little says
You know what springs to mind with this lovely reading today. It simply is this. We have as Gods Children so much to thank him for. As we have our living or thinking or breathing. In fact everything. Plus if alive and aweak. Thank God he woke you up to enjoy another day in his beautiful world. Guess what You are a beautiful Child of his and he loves you so much. I don’t know if this is song. But it keeps coming into my head today. Theses words they are so true. I am my belovedit’s and my belovedit’s is mine. Meaning I am my Lords and He is mine. Same goes for you Child of his. Sure he Loved you so Much he sent his son to Cavalry for You. That is some Love. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxx
Beth Williams says
We sang “Amazing Grace” in church today. It brought me back to this post. God’s love & grace is sooo amazing. To think that He would send His only son to die a horrible death to save us. Realizing Jesus willingly & humbly left His splendor of Heaven for broken Earth. To much for words. Most don’t realize that Jesus came to Earth to die. His entire mission was to come down here, spread His word & spill His blood for lost sinners. Something to think about!