Riches Untold (Ephesians 1)

Have you realized how rich you are? "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..."--Ephesians 1:3

We so often equate riches with material wealth. But material wealth fades, rusts, or can be stolen.

Have you ever really thought about it? Every spiritual blessing? Yes, every. Here's just a few:

  • We have been adopted as sons.

"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,w ith which he has blessed us in the Beloved."--Ephesians 1:5-6

  • We have redemption through his blood, forgiveness of our trespasses.

"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..."--Ephesians 1:7-8a

  • We have been sealed with the Holy Spirit.

"In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory."--Ephesians 1:13-14

And that's not all! Ephesians unlocks for us an incredible treasure chest of spiritual blessings, riches untold, if we would just look.

For today:

You are a child of God. You have been adopted into His family. And with that comes all the privileges and blessings that come with being one of His children.

Take a moment to think about what God has done for you through Christ. Make a list. And then thank Him for every single gift.