Journey Through Ephesians, #5
But God. Such a great phrase and the start of a new beginning, a new hope. To truly understand the depth of that phrase, we have to understand everything that comes before it. Read Ephesians 2:1-5.
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
Ephesians 2:1-5 NASB
Dead, disobedient, indulging our fleshly desires, these are just a few of the ways that Paul describes our life before Christ. That is the state in which God finds us and calls us.
But God. We would have stayed that way and in that state forever except God in his wisdom and glory intervened. God made a way where it was impossible to see a way before.
Have we accepted all that God has for us and all that God calls us to? We don’t have to stay as we were, we can be changed.