A Short Study of Ephesians 1:3

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.”
(Ephesians 1:3)

Think about the magnitude of this statement describing the blessings God has freely and unconditionally bestowed upon His people in and by the Lord Jesus Christ. And consider that none of us who are blessed in this way are deserving of the least of these blessings. In fact, if any of us received what we have earned or deserved, it would be the penalty of sin which is eternal death and damnation. All these blessings were bestowed upon us IN CHRIST before the foundation of the world and based upon HIS obedience unto death to save us from our sins. They are all the fruit of Christ’s righteousness imputed (charged, accounted) to us, and this includes the blessings of spiritual life and faith (Ephesians 2:8-10). No blessing is excluded. No blessing is earned or deserved. This is truly God’s amazing grace!

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