“He Has Made Us Accepted” ( Ephesians 1: 6, KJV ) by Carley Evans

The Lord Jesus Christ in the image of Good She...

Acceptance is the act of taking or receiving something offered; it is a favorable reception; approval; favor. Acceptance is the act of assenting or believing: the acceptance of a theory; and it is the fact or state of being accepted or acceptable.

Paul tells us God’s good pleasure is to accept us. God’s plan from before time is to show us His favor and give us His approval. In Christ, God is pleased to gather us together along with all things in heaven and on earth. And what is the mystery of His will? His good pleasure that He purposed in Himself! When? Before the foundation of the world! Why? To the praise of His glory!
Here in the first chapter of Paul’s letter to Ephesians is the ultimate picture of God’s love for us:

“3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

9Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

10That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:”

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Guy! Welcome to Grace Partakers. Happy Easter!

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Betsy and Laurie, Writing Sisters! Welcome to Grace Partakers!

  3. lambskinny says:

    Blessings, Chief of Least.

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