Ephesians chapter 1
A a week of reading the book of Ephesians – starting today. There are only 6 chapters in the book. Here is chapter 1.
Are you one of the faithful in Christ Jesus? Well, if you are, this book is written to you.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 1:1
The verse I wrote yesterday, Ephesians 1: 21, should have the previous verses for some explanation. Paul’s praying for these Christians as he states in Eph. 1:16-17:
“Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”…
He’s praying for the believers, and prays for these things for their lives, and now he’s describing Jesus in verse 21.
“Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:”
“But also in that which is to come” is the part that caught my attention. In heaven Jesus will still be far above all principality, and power, because that which is to come is in heaven.
The older I get “that which is to come” fills my thoughts. Heaven is real, so we might as well get ready for it, even if we live a long life here on earth. I wonder what will be on your mind when you read Ephesians chapter 1? Read it slowly. Read a portion over and over, so you can crowd out other thoughts and just think about what you are reading.