Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 91/260: Read Ephesians 1

There is great importance in identifying one’s self with Christ. Without Christ, one is without hope. Without Christ, one is without forgiveness. Without Christ, one is without mercy. Without Christ, one is without a loving, spiritual family. Without Christ, one is without an eternal inheritance. But in Christ? In Christ, one has access to “every spiritual blessing.”

There is no good thing the Father will withhold from His children. He makes it clear where one must seek those goods things: in Christ.
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”

“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.”

This theme of “every spiritual blessing…in Christ” permeates Paul’s writings, but especially in this first chapter of Ephesians. Look outside this first chapter for just a moment though. Read Ephesians 2:13: “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”

Because of His love and grace and mercy, we who were born Gentiles have access to “every spiritual blessing.” What a wonderful thought!

Memory (Read aloud 5-10 times)

Ephesians 1:22-23. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.


Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for God’s gracious blessings and the opportunity He gives all men to be “in Christ.”

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