Ephesians 1:3,4 [ESV] 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, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.
Ephesians 1:3,4 [Message] How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. 4 Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love.
Long before the earth was even created, Paul tells us; God was thinking of us! Before we were born the focus of his love was that we’d be made whole and holy by his love. Doesn’t this give a whole different meaning to, “Thinking of You!”
So that, “whole and holy” thing – how is that working out?
This passage starts with an exclamation mark. “ How blessed is God!”
I leave it today as I reflect on my life with a question mark. “ How blessed is God?”
In the name of Jesus Christ your son, my savior; may the Holy Spirit enable, equip and encourage me to be all that you’d have me be, … whole and holy.