Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:2-3
As Paul bade farewell to the saints at Ephesus, knowing that this was a sad and final parting, he comforted them, saying, "I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and togive you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified" (Acts 20:32). God bestows many blessings on even the unregenerate, but it is those who are sanctified that receive the rich and satisfying spiritual blessings of which the apostle is speaking as he reassures the brethren.
The limitless scope of grace whereby we receive such blessing is often emphasized by Paul in his epistles. In the Ephesian letter he writes that God "is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think" (Ephesians 3:20). And the assurance that this is so is our source of peace, which is in itself our greatest of all blessings. "For He [Christ] IS our peace" (Ephesians 2:14). We are even instructed as to how we may most fully enjoy the most pre- cious of gifts. "Be careful [anxious] for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).
We are reminded, of course, that peace through prayer does not result from the granting of specific requests as we petition. "For we know not what to pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us" (Romans 8:26). This comforting assurance is what brings us peace.
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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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