Ephesians 1:3-8 NLT
 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.
 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.
 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.
 He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
Reflection . . .
Without God’s lovingkindness we could not be forgiven!
This passage of Scripture is a glorious statement of God’s great love for us, His goodness and lovingkindness towards us.
We are . . .
- Blessed with every spiritual blessing
- United with Christ
- Loved by God
- Chosen in Christ
- Holy before God
- Adopted into God’s family
- In fellowship with God through Jesus Christ
- Lavished on by God’s grace
- Free in Christ
- Forgiven through Christ
- Soaked in kindness, wisdom and understanding
How great is the Lovingkindness of God!