Ephesians 1:3

Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Ephesians 1:3

It is interesting to behold the mysterious truths that Paul expresses in this amazing blessing. Paul could have said, “Blessed be God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,” but he was led by the Holy Spirit to reveal an additional facet of the wonderful nature of the Holy Trinity. God is not only the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, but is also His God. This truth is expressed by Paul four other times in his letters, and also once by Peter (1 Peter 1:3). The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is also our God and Father, and that too is a wonder!

In view of the great value of what each believer has gained in Christ, notice that Paul’s emphasis is on the praise of the Giver—the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ—and the Source of the blessings: in Christ. In our self-absorbed culture, even Christians are prone to focus more on the gifts God gives us rather than the glory of the Giver. God doesn’t want us to love Him for His gifts, but for who He is.

And what is the spiritual treasure we have gained in Christ? Is not the greatest blessing eternal joy in the presence of God Himself?

Tom Day

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