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Thoughts From Ephesians – Number 4

November 9th, 2017

Thought #  4 — In Him We Have Obtained an Inheritance (Eph. 1:11-12)

When  we  read  through the  book of  Ephesians, we  see  many  key  words or phrases.  In the first chapter, as well as  other chapters, we see the  words, “in Christ;” and “in Him.”  This  tells  us that there is a   great blessing for the  Christian  to belong to the Lord Jesus Christ.  According  to Ephesians  1:3, we are “blessed  with every spiritual blessing in the  heavenly  places in Christ.”

One of the many  blessings in found in our text (Eph. 1:11-12).  We have  obtained an inheritance.  This is another reason that we are to praise  God for  the  redemptive work of His Son. Apart from Jesus our  future is not  hopeful. It is tragic.  It is not something that  we  hope for in the  sense that  “hope it will happen,  It is  somthingthg  that is  sure to  happen. The  Apostle Peter  writes in 1 Peter 1:3-4, “[We have] an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading,  keep in heaven for you.” It is reserved for us.

Praise  God that we  are   His possession. In light of that, we  should be  faithful in doing  His service. In Eph. 2:10 we’re told that  we are not  saved by work, but are saved to work.  Someone has said that  under a  system  law keeping, we  have to work to be saved and continue to be  saved. But  under a  system of grace we get to, or are  privileged  to work for  Him who  died for us.  In  1 John 5;2-3, we read these  fitting and apt  words: “By this we  know that we love the children of God, when we love  God and keep His commandments. For this is the  love of God that we  keep His commandments. And  His commandments are  not  burdensome.”

So, let’s enjoy the  blessings of the  Christian life, living in  expectation of the Lord’s coming! (Titus 2:11-14)

-Larry Miles, April 21, 2015

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