“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, just as He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him in love. He destined us for adoption as His children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will.”~Ephesians 1:3-5
We are blessed in Christ with every spiritual blessing. Can you imagine that? Every spiritual blessing. Our God has withheld nothing from us! I think it is we who don’t grasp the blessings, but choose to dwell in darkness and sin instead of reaching for the light.
Isn’t it also amazing that God has adopted us? And that He chose us before the foundation of the world? We have always been a part of His vision for the world! Our God is not far off, but we can have a personal relationship with Him! We can call our God, “Abba,” Daddy! And He even sent Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, to live among us as one of us. It was the good pleasure of His will that we would be adopted through Jesus Christ. He takes delight in us.
(These 3 verses pack a lot in and whole books could probably be written on they alone! Any other thoughts?)