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to the praise of His glory (Ephesians 1:1-14)

Blessed. Chosen. Predestined. Adopted. Redeemed. Forgiven. Heir. Sealed.

This week’s passage is filled with incredible truths about who we are in Christ.

Incredible.

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These verses also point to many truths about God’s will. His purpose through our salvation is made clear; we are blessed, chosen, predestined, adopted, redeemed, forgiven, been made an heir, and sealed with the Spirit for one reason and one reason only.

To the praise of his glory.

We are certainly blessed beneficiaries, but us becoming recipients of God’s grace is not the end goal; God’s glorification is the end goal.

So as we lean towards applying this new holy and blameless position in Christ we’ve received, there is only one true and appropriate response to God’s glorious grace.

Worship.

Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise,
let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my will and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne,
it shall be thy royal throne.

Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee,
ever, only, all for Thee.

Take My Life, and Let it Be, Frances R. Havergal

How does your heart respond to the truths about who you are in Christ?

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