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

Day 92/260: Read Ephesians 2

“And you He made alive.” Have you ever considered the force of this statement? You were dead in sins…dead to God. Yet He didn’t give up on us. Through Christ and through the power of the cross, He made us alive.

Jesus was no stranger to raising folks from the dead. He raised the son of the widow of Nain (Luke 7). In Luke 8, we read of Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, begging for his daughter to be healed, as she had not yet died. While Jesus was on the way to the house, someone told Jairus that his daughter was dead, but that didn’t stop Jesus. And, of course, He brought His personal friend Lazarus back from the grave in John 11.

As we see in Ephesians 2, God has power over spiritual death as well. “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins…But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).”

Here’s the question for us: what are we doing with this new life that God granted us? How are we living? Who are we proclaiming? Why did He do it, if not to spread His love to others so He can accomplish the same in them?

Memory (Copy into a notebook 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

Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for God’s love and mercy, and for the forgiveness He grants through Christ’s blood.

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