Ephesians 1:15-23

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,
16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might
20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,
23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Again, Paul uses one long eloquent sentence in the original Greek to tell the saints in Ephesus his Prayer of thanksgiving. Paul prays that the church will gain deep insight into the Lord’s powerful working and rich gifts in Christ.

Three blessings, found in Christ, are mentioned in this section…

“Future Hope”- followers of Jesus have everything to look forward too. It is not “our best life now,” we look forward to His return and the consummation of His kingdom. Our hope is in Christ!

“Glorious Inheritance”- this in the christians inheritance. We are God’s. This reveals just how precious His people are to Himself. They are, so to speak, what he looks forward to enjoying forever. Let that soak in. As insignificant as you and I am… He is our God, and those who follow Christ, will be His people forever!

“Power”- read the verses again. With such great power He saved us. Ponder the depths of His mercy, vastness of His grace, steadfastness of His love, authority in His resurrection, faithfulness in His promises, and on and on. There is no power that can contend with His.

The gospel is good news to all. Faith alone, by grace alone, in Christ alone, for His glory alone, all according to Scripture alone. Salvation belongs to our God.

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