The Big Picture
What’s the big picture?
Paul tells us (Ephesians 1:11-14). God has a purpose for His creation and His people and a plan which He is carrying out every day until the final day. Let that always be before you so that you never lose heart or perspective. His plan and purpose cannot fail.
Today’s reading: Galatians 5:1-Ephesians 2:22
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 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 1:11-14
For more reflections on this passage, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.