Sunday, March 15, 2009

Accepted in the Beloved

" the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved" (Eph 1:6)

The word translated as accepted is Charitoo, meaning "to grace" or "indue with special honor."

In Christ God has fully accepted you. He has graced you. He has "honored you with blessings," as another definition says.

A few sentences earlier Paul says that God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ! He says that God chose us (we didn't choose Him). Paul then goes on to say that in Christ we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace, which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence!

You are blessed with a grace that abounds toward you! It's not just sprinkled here and there. Grace encompasses your entire life!

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