Today you should read: Ephesians 1:1-6
It’s all for His glory …
I know that you are aware that all things are for the glory of God. We’ve heard it before, we can say it in our sleep, and we would all attest to it if anyone ever asked us. But as I was reading this passage today the idea of everything being for God’s glory really stood out.
Here’s what I gleaned: Everything that God has provided for us in salvation and adoption should ultimately point back to praise to Him.
As simple as this concept is, and as much as we know it, let’s pull it apart:
- Him blessing us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places (v3)
- Him choosing us in him before the foundation of the world (v4)
- His purpose for us that we should be holy and blameless before him (v4)
- His love for us (v4)
- Him predestining us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ according to the purpose of his will (v5)
…These are all to the praise of His glorious name through the grace He poured out on us in Jesus (v6)
So…today, as you think about your spiritual blessings, your salvation, and your adoption, remember that it was, and is, all for the glory of God Himself.
We are chosen and saved for the praise of His name.
Posted by: Sam Cirrincione