Ephesians 1: 15-21

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

A Thought

We will all be held accountable to our Heavenly Father even after we receive the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. Paul is writing to the Christian believers at Ephesus to let them know that he is praying for them to receive the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. Paul wanted them to know their Heavenly Father better and to know the hope of the glorious inheritance that they have received from Him. There incomparable power is the same mighty strength that raised Christ from the dead and placed him at the right hand of his Heavenly Father and gave Christ all rule and authority, power and dominion along with every title that can be received now and in every age to come.  We, as believers of today, need to live in this hope to which God has called us with his power at work within us.

Our Prayer

Father we thank you for our glorious inheritance made possible through your Son. We ask to receive your Spirit of wisdom and revelation that we may know your plan for our lives. We desire to grow in our faith with your mighty strength at work within us to share your love and mercy with others, in Jesus’ name, amen.