June 4, 2008

What a Great Inheritance

Looking back to verse 5 of the first chapter of Ephesians, and comparing that to verse 11, where we are told we have "obtained an inheritance" in our predestination, I can't help but think how awesome our adoption really is. God predestined us "according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will." This means, my inheritance is because God's will is best satisfied by saving me. WOW!!!! He works our all things, including my salvation, to please His will.

God is glorified by calling me to Himself? His will is to save me? It's too good to be true. I'm undeserving of this gift. I can only hope to live each day better, not that I can without the power of God and the promise of the Holy Spirit. And not because it will earn me more favor or more salvation, but because I desire to please the God how saves me from these sins.

Verse 12 tells me God did all this for the praise of his glory. This thought begins to blow my mind. God will be glorified by Him saving me and offering this inheritance based on His decision to call me out of sin? I only hope in Him and He saves me! Again, WOW!!! God is great! His grace is an undeserved inheritance, given without merits earned by me, before the foundation of the world.

Praise God for His Grace.