Just A Thought – August 28August 28, 2018
Just A Thought – August 29August 29, 2018
“17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him, 18 — since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened — so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints,19 and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength” (Ephesians 1:17-19 NET1).
First, let’s look at knowing the hope of His calling. This phrase is the first of the “of” phrases and primarily is about what has happened to you in His call. This is the hope to which God called you into the kingdom of God. This is the call of the Gospel. The many who are called. Everyone who hears the Gospel are called by the Holy Spirit to accept the invitation—to answer the call. Those who accept the call become the chosen. In this is hope of salvation and everything the word means.