God be praised!

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 1 (day one)
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ”–v 1.  It is our greatest duty.  It is our highest privilege. We are to bless God!  The absence of it is sin.  “Even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks”Romans 1:21.  It is the path of faith.  Even in tragedy, Job said, “The Lord gives, the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord”Job 1:21.  On the night of His betrayal, the Lord gave thanks! No wonder Ephesians begins with a call to worship, a call for Christians to praise God for the gifts He has given us in Christ–no matter the present circumstances.  “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.  Do you do so, my brother?  Will you?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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