Ephesians 1:6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

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To the praise of His Glorious Grace; The very thought of God’s almighty  love, a love that transcends our depravity and hatred towards Him, a love that is unconditional. Must leads us to pouring out our praise to God who not only has the power but more important the will to overcome all obstacles in bring a spiritually dead into a spiritually living relationship with Himself.  The grace of God manifestly appears in the predestination of men to adoption; in that God had no need of sons, he having a dear and well beloved one; in whom he is well pleased; and in that those he adopts are so unworthy of the relation; and in that men,  should be taken by him into his family.

The Lord Jesus Christ, who is the beloved of God the Father; and was so from everlasting, and will be so to everlasting;what an honor and humbling experience to be Blessed, with the blessing of Christ as He is the beloved of God. The fact that we were chosen before the foundation of the world, that being dead in our sins and trespasses we are now Holy and blameless before God. In love we were predestined for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ. And all this according to the purpose of His will. to the praise of His glorious grace. There are seven personal pronouns ascribe to the God head in verse 3-6, , attributing to the fact that it was all of God that make our salvation possible. To all the redeemed of the Lord, take notice, you were once dead in your sins with no hope, you were happy living in darkness with no thought of the God of the Bible, you were hell-bent. But God who is rich in mercy loved us before we could possibly love Him, and sent His son to fulfill the law and pay the ransom price and satisfied the wrath of God against sin. The redeemed are now adopted into the family of God with all the blessing of sonship through Jesus Christ. Oh that we would praise His glorious grace with which He has blessed us in the Beloved.

Gregory Lane