To unite all things in him

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. Ephesians 1:3-10

When Adam chose to disobey God sin entered the world and we were separated from God by sin. In fact all earth was transformed from the paradise of Eden to what we see today. But, God never intended us to be separated from Him. Slowly in our understanding of time God worked His plan to reconcile us to Him. Through Israel He showed us how we could never obey His law and were helpless to do anything on our own.

Jesus came to us wholly man and wholly God who lived a perfect life and became the sacrifice needed to atone for our sins. It was through His life, death and resurrection that we are united with God. We could do nothing. He did everything. All he asked of us was to believe. It seems like such a small thing to do to receive eternal life. Yet for many, it is insurmountable. They just cannot let go of trying to do it their selves and let God work.

From total separation from God to being united with Him for all eternity, and, Christ is the bridge that unites us.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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