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Chosen…

April 9, 2010

Ephesians 1:3-14

How glorious is it that our salvation was written long ago apart from human hands or deeds.  Our hope rests not in our choosing Christ but in his choice of us as predestined children waiting to be brought into the family of God with an eye toward “a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in Him, things in heaven and things on earth.”(10)

This truth is not a cold distant reality that we observe intellectually and hope is true.  This promise is made real in the promise of the Holy Spirit, in which we have been sealed.  And it is in this sealing we find a guarantee that what we did not work to gain shall be our inheritance in the truest since of the word.

Given freely by a God who, in love, blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing (3), lavished upon us in all His grace. (7) Our possession is guaranteed to the praise of his glory, what a hope we have in Him who chose us.

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