What a blessed glorious day He has given us to start reading the Book of Ephesians! This week prayerfully read through the book in itā€™s entirety each day.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. Ephesians 1:7+

Lavished! (lavished-to superabound (in quantity and quality); caused to excel, be in excess, be superfluous;ā€”have more abundance, be more abundant). Thinkā€¦His grace exceedingly greatly lavished on you!

Yesterday, as Kenan and Susannaā€™s pastor preached through the resurrection, he stated notable truths that start with a sobering eternal reminder and consummate in great hope and comfort.

You are on the way to the grave
Yet, if you are in Christā€¦
You will not die alone
You will not face judgment alone

I will not die alone, He will be with me. I will not bear the wrath of God, He bore it for me. Praying you will revel alongside me today in these truths and know His exceedingly abundant, lavished upon us, grace.

But when thisĀ perishable will have put onĀ the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, ā€œDeath is swallowed upĀ in victory. OĀ death, where is your victory? OĀ death, where is your sting?ā€Ā The sting ofĀ death is sin, andĀ the power of sin is the law;Ā butĀ thanks be to God, who gives us theĀ victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding inĀ the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is notĀ inĀ vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:54-58