February 16, 2014

Eph. 1:7-10 “The Blessing of Reconciliation”

Passage: Ephesians 1:7-10
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The early verses in Ephesians give us insight into the overarching script that God has written for creation.  Not only has He chosen us in Christ to be blameless (1:3-6), but He has also granted us the forgiveness of our sins (1:7-8), freeing us from the condemnation of the law and re-enlisting us into His holy army.  God accomplished this wondrous feat through the proclamation of reconciliation (1:8-9).  The good news of Christ, finally unveiled in all its glory and clarity, performs this great work of power.  Finally, we learn that our reconciliation is part of His greater plan of reconciling all things together (1:9-10).  In Christ, sinners find peace with God, His holy angels, and one another.  And it is in Christ that we discover a future hope, that our sin-stained realm will be cleansed and united with heaven itself, according to God's great wisdom and eternal purpose.