Paul commended, (placed near or placed with someone), the message of grace to the Ephesians when he was there in person.
He gives us a great lesson here in what the message of grace, the gospel of Jesus Christ, can provide for the believer.
We know he is talking to believers here (and therefore us) as he says brethren at the start of the verse and calls them holy and saints (sanctified) at the end; so this verse is for you if you are born again.
Grace will build you up.
The gospel of Jesus Christ, the truth about our reconciliation, forgiveness and righteousness, will encourage us and build us up as we learn more about it.
Knowledge of what Jesus has done will mean we put less emphasis on what we do and what other men do, thus leading to less worry and fear.
Grace will provide you with an inheritance.
As a saint, trusting in Jesus and his finished work, you have been freely given a great inheritance.
You have been accepted by God and adopted into His family (Ephesians 1 v 5 and 6) and been given all spiritual gifts in heavenly places (Ephesians 1 v 3).
As a child of God, because of this free inheritance, you have been made a co-heir with Christ (Romans 8 v 16 and 17).
Grace is a free gift from God, designed to build you up with encouragement and to provide you with an awesome inheritance that you can enjoy RIGHT NOW!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that through Jesus you have accepted me and adopted me into your family”.
Acts 20 v 32…..And now, brethren, I commend God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified