Bragging Rights

March 11, 2014

In Ephesians chapter 1, notice that the “riches of His grace… lavished upon us” in verses 7-8 are part of God’s eternal purpose of “uniting of all things in Christ” in verse 10.   This is very significant.  Will God be gracious to you? Forgive you? Redeem you?  Yes.  But how can you be sure God will do these things?  Because these things are all part of His plan to unite all things in Christ, and to bring glory to Himself.  Rest assured – it’s not all about you.  And this is comforting, because we like to think of our salvation as being both all about us and dependent upon us; but fortunately it is neither.  God is doing this for bragging rights, and He will not be ashamed by the outcome.

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