EPHESIANS‬ ‭1:7-14‬‬‬

“He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.”

Ephesians‬ ‭1:7-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Christians often think too small. Not only do they often not give God’s ability to navigate their own lives enough credit, but they also don’t realize how good of a world builder he is in his story telling. The christian life is to be humble, but it is not to be minuscule. Paul teaches us that the sacrifice on the cross was the price, not only for our redemption away from the enemy to whom we defected in Eden, but it was also an entry point to a relationship with God that is on a cosmic level. The pre-sin human managed earth, but the post-sin human will manage the cosmos as part of his inheritance. Our faith doesn’t merely save us, ( no small feet alone) but it elevates us. Beyond this, Paul also shows how this path toward “upper management,” was built in as a fail safe against sin. Many Christians think too small about their salvation and its purpose in their lives. Maturity is a paramount task if you consider that the management skills we use now, will be needed more later.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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