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We Have Been Blessed with Every Spiritual Blessing
In previous posts we considered how God wants us as His people to bless others as we have been blessed. We can find some good lessons in Ephesians 1 about our blessings in Christ Jesus.

Lessons from Ephesians 1 of How We Have Been Blessed

Take some time to reflect on what Ephesians 1 teaches us about how we are blessed.

  1. We are blessed by God in Christ Jesus.
  • the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us (Eph. 1:3)
  • through Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:5)
  • freely given us in the One he loves (Eph. 1:6)
  • in him we have (Eph. 1:7)
  • in Christ (Eph. 1:9)
  • under Christ (Eph. 1:10)
  • in Christ, in him (Eph. 1:13)
  1. We are blessed with every spiritual blessing.
  • blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Eph. 1:3)
  • adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:5)
  • glorious grace, freely given us (Eph. 1:6)
  • redemption through his blood (Eph. 1:7)
  • the forgiveness of sins (Eph. 1:7)
  • marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13)
  • guaranteeing our inheritance (Eph. 1:14)
  1. We are blessed in accordance with the sovereign and purposeful will of God.
  • he chose us in him before the creation of the world (Eph. 1:4)
  • he predestined us for (Eph. 1:5)
  • in accordance with his pleasure and will (Eph. 1:5)
  • with all wisdom and understanding (Eph. 1:8)
  • according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ (Eph. 1:9)
  • to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment (Eph. 1:10)
  • having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will (Eph. 1:11)
  1. We are blessed for a reason beyond ourselves.
  • to be holy and blameless in his sight (Eph. 1:4)
  • to the praise of his glorious grace (Eph. 1:6)
  • to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ (Eph. 1:10)
  • in order that we … might be for the praise of his glory (Eph. 1:12)
  • to the praise of his glory (Eph. 1:14)
  1. We are blessed out of the good heart of God.
  • in love … (Eph. 1:4)
  • in accordance with his pleasure and will (Eph. 1:5)
  • grace, which he has freely given us (Eph. 1:6)
  • in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us (Eph. 1:7-8a)
  • according to his good pleasure (Eph. 1:9)

With blessings from a good and gracious God, we have all we need to live a purposeful life as a blessing to others. — “Praise God from whom all blessings flow!'”

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