SATURDAY, JUNE 8
Scripture: Ephesians 1:9-11
Finding ourselves adopted into God’s Family, we can accept our new position as sons and daughters as we discover all the freedom that goes with it. The overall purpose that unfolds here is what Christ determined He wanted to do with and through us before the foundations of the earth. In verse 9 we see that unfold, “…having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,…” As God’s will unfolds for us, we find that it is what He purposed for us at our creation. In verses 10-11, it moves on to say, “…that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,…” Here again, even in the unfolding plan of God, the inheritance that we are given and contribute to, helps bring forth the fullness of God in our generation and that was His purpose all along. The word that describes what started this whole process is God’s purpose. He saw us and created us for good works. Everything we obediently do contributes to the eternal purpose and eternal harvest and all that God wants us to participate in. This is an amazing process as it unfolds because it is the evolving purpose of God’s will.