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Browsing "Ephesians"

Ephesians 1:11

Jul 6, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 1, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, Ephesians 1:11

In verses 11 & 12, Paul uses the term “we.” Then in verse 13, he will use the plural word for “you.” For this reason, many scholars state that this is showing the order of salvation with respect to the idea of “to the Jew first and then also to the Greek.” This is, for example, how Charles Ellicott sees it –

“Ephesians 1:11-14 form the third part of the Introduction, applying the general truth of election by God’s predestination in Christ, first to the original believers (the Jews), and then to the subsequent believers (the Gentiles).”

It is true that the Jews were the first to receive the message, and then the Gentiles were later its recipients, and this seems probable concerning what Paul is saying.… Read the rest

Ephesians 1:9

Jul 4, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 1, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 4 July 2016

…having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself… Ephesians 1:9

This verse, again, is a continuation of the previous and on-going thought. The words “having made known” are a single participle which explain the words “made to abound” of the previous verse.… Read the rest

Ephesians 1:8

Jul 3, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 1, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 3 July 2016

…which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, Ephesians 1:8

This verse is a transition between the thought of the preceding verse which noted “the riches of His grace,” and that which will explain those riches in the following verses. At this point, Paul is stating that God has “made to abound” these riches (which are to be explained) toward us.… Read the rest

Ephesians 1:7

Jul 2, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 1, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 2 July 2016

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace… Ephesians 1:7

“In Him” means Christ who is “the Beloved” of the previous verse. It is through God’s Beloved Son that “we have redemption through His blood.” In the Greek, there is an article before “redemption.” It states “the redemption” and thus it sets the thought apart as the great act of redemption to which any other act (such as the redemption of Israel from Egypt) was only a type and shadow.… Read the rest

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