[The Glory Unveiled]
“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will” ( Ephesians 1:4-5 )
One of the most fascinating thing about love is the fact that it provides before a need is realized. In other words, before there is a need, love makes provisions ahead of the need. So love has that element of anticipating the need of the loved before the need becomes a reality. God, who is the full expression of love in the beginning of time, even before the creation of the world itself chose us [in spite of all that he knew we would do wrong]. What does that mean in the light of the preamble we have seen? It means God out of love for us, before we were created and even our temporary abode was made, chose us to be holy [set apart] for him and blameless in his sight. In love, he predestined us for adoption to sonship status through Christ Jesus. Glory!!! God knew we were going to stray away even before he created us but because of love he put in place a contingency plan to redeem us back to himself; to our rightful status of sonship by his love. All these God did for us was in harmony with his will and pleasure. His “will” because he permitted everything that would happen to his creation and for his “pleasure” because in the end, God’s glory would be shown even more vividly to the praise of his name.
Prayer_Bead: Lover of my soul and source of my strength and life, thank you for your amazing love. I am who you predestined me to be in Christ. I live intentionally for your glory.
#GNews : Unveiling the glory of God.