Sunday, February 22, 2009

That's An Awesome Benefits Package


Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.

In love 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace 8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.


Just a couple of days ago we looked at what Jesus went through for our benefit (Matthew 26-27). Now here at the beginning of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians he makes us a list of the spiritual blessings that we have in Christ, blessings that he chose to bestow on us since before he created the world.
  • He chose us to be holy and blameless
  • He predestined us to be adopted into his family
  • He has freely given us his glorious grace
  • We have forgiveness of our sins
  • He has revealed his plan to put everything under Jesus authority

 We have received the greatest benefits package beyond what we could ever hope for; I cannot even comprehend how much I have been blessed through Christ.


Thank you Lord for choosing to adopt me into your family and for forgiving me of everything that I will ever do wrong.