If you read DIG yesterday you will know that I do not believe in predestination as much of the church does.
God does not direct our every move, bringing all good and bad things into our life, directing every small part of our life; He is not a puppet master!
Yes, he has a plan and purpose for us, but we need to get in line with it to see it fulfilled in our lives.
In this verse we see again that God has a plan for people; He wants them to be adopted into His family and He has provided the means for this through the finished work of Jesus Christ.
As we saw yesterday He wants everyone to be saved; we should be holy and without blame.
In verse 5 He wants everyone to be adopted into His family, and this comes through salvation.
And He really wants you to come into His family, as that would give Him great pleasure (Ephesians 1 v 5).
It pleased God when you were saved (took advantage of your reconciliation and forgiveness) and came into His family, it really pleased Him.
It is God’s will, it is predestined, that God wants everyone saved and in His family, but each individual must use their free will and decide what they want.
He wants everyone saved, that is in His plan and purpose for every single person.
But He will not (indeed He cannot) override free will.
Yes there is predestination, but it means that God has chosen that everyone can be saved; we make the final choice as to whether we are saved or not.
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and thank you that every man has been chosen and given the possibility of salvation”.
Ephesians 1 v 5….Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Christ Jesus to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will