Yesterday my DIG was based upon Ephesians 1 v 3; well, I carried on reading the rest of this awesome passage described what we have through the finished work of Jesus.
Verse 3 says we have all spiritual blessings, and the verses following described these blessings.
Before the world began we were chosen to be in Him and with Him.
Now, this may sound like a Calvinistic doctrine, saying certain people are chosen for heaven and others for hell; it sounds like what is known as ‘predestination’.
This is not what this verse is talking about however.
God has chosen all mankind to be with Him; all sins for all men were forgiven at the cross and Jesus came to bring reconciliation to all men (Hebrews 10 v 12 and 14).
It is God’s will that all men are saved (2 Peter 3 v 9).
Men however need to choose to benefit from this forgiveness and reconciliation through faith in Jesus and His finished work.
God wants all men to be made ‘holy and without blame’, but not all men will receive this.
That is why verse 4 uses the word “should”.
We should be saved if we choose to be saved.
We should benefit from reconciliation and forgiveness if we choose to benefit.
We should be holy and without blame however we need to choose Jesus for this to happen.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you want all men to be saved and you have provided this for every man to choose for himself”.
Ephesians 1 v 4…..”According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love