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Read Ephesians 1:3-14



Read Ephesians 1:3-14

1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

1:4 just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.

1:5 He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,

1:6 to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace

1:8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight

1:9 he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ,

1:10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

1:11 In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will,

1:12 so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory.

1:13 In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit;

1:14 this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God's own people, to the praise of his glory.


In this passage we have a beautiful description of the work of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  The father 'chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world' (Verse 4).  In Christ God's plan for us is revealed and fulfilled as we are redeemed (Verse 7).  And finally - in verse 13 we learn of the 'seal of the promised Holy Spirit' - the imagery is of a seal moulding clay or wax in the shape of its owner's insignia.


Father God thank you for chosing me to be your child.
Jesus continue to help me see your plan and know the good news that my sins are cleansed through your sacrifice.
Holy Spirit continue to transform me in to Christ's likeness.

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