Grace, Faith, and Love
The Upward Look
by Max D. Hutto,
“This is why, since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,” Ephesians 1:15 HCSB
After the great doxology of praise to God for His grace and spiritual blessings that he had expressed in verses 3-14, Paul’s thoughts turn to prayers of thankfulness and intercession. He takes delight in what he has heard about the believers in Ephesus, that they were continuing in the faith of the Lord Jesus. Their lives expressed their faith in Christ and their love for other believers, and thus they demonstrated evidence of knowing and experiencing the spiritual blessings of the grace of God.
Lord Jesus, because of grace I have life through trusting in You. Fill my life with faithfulness to constantly follow You and love others.
September 25, 2020 - © Copyright 2020, Max D. Hutto.
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