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. (Ephesians 1:3)
We live in a world that likes to measure others by what they have. We compare what we have to what other people have – the car they drive, the clothes they wear, the house they live in. But in reality, it doesn’t matter how many possessions and tangible things we have. According to Scripture, we have everything we need from Jesus if we have surrendered our lives to Him.
Paul reminds us of this truth in his letter to the Ephesians when he says, “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” (Ephesians 1:3).
There are two words to pay attention to in this verse. That is the word “has” and the word “every.” We are not told that one day God will give us every spiritual blessing. We are not told that God has given us some spiritual blessings. We are told plainly that God has already given us every spiritual blessing. In other words, God has already given us all that we need to be in Him, and He has already given us all that we need to do for Him.
In other words, we are lacking nothing. We never have to do without, because God has given us every spiritual blessing through His Son. What an amazing gift! It is my prayer that you don’t take that gift for granted, and that you thank God for every single blessing He has bestowed upon you in this life.
Dear Father, thank you for being so generous in providing everything I could ever need through your Son, Jesus Christ. Help me to be more grateful for your blessings and to resist the temptation to find contentment in the things of this world. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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