Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
-Ephesians 1:3 (NASB)
Thoughts on Today’s Verse
We are blessed in superlative-abundance by God the Father, and we are blessed in unconditional-grace through God the Son, our Mediator. We are indeed doubly blessed with all spiritual blessings by ‘My Father and your Father, My and your God”. We in turn are to praise and glorify the One Who so generously pours out such unimaginable and eternal blessings, on all who trust in the Annointed Son of his love. Many temporal blessings are given to humanity, for God causes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good alike, sending rain on the just and on the unjust, (though the evil-one seeks to rob and kill and destroy). But we are charged to set our hearts on things above, for the spiritual blessings we have been given in such superlative-abundance and unconditional-grace are securely fixed in heavenly places in Christ – Who is seated at the right hand of the Father in glory everlasting. Every good and perfect gift comes to us from the Father of lights, and Christ is the greatest of all Gifts to be bestowed. We are His spiritual children and all the spiritual blessings we have received from God, are contained within Christ Jesus.
We unite our voices in hymns of praise for all the spiritual blessings You have poured out on all who trust in the lovely Lord Jesus. Thank You that we have been born of the Spirit of God, Who has placed us in Christ, and seated us together with Him in heavenly places. To You be all might and majesty, dominion and praise, glory and honour and blessing for ever and ever AMEN
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