Accepted in the Beloved


If you ever feel bumfuzzled, just review Ephesians 1:3-10. Seriously!

I began with verse six because it jumped out at me with some urgency while reading in Ephesians chapter one. “To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6)

Not to minimize the praise of the glory of His grace, I’ll focus on the latter part of the verse. First, throw out the word, accepted. I looked it up and found it means way more than just that; it means God has made us charitoō, or graceful, charming, lovely, and agreeable in His sight. He examines us with grace, and has poured out His favor and blessings upon us. God tells us here that we are favorably regarded as members of the “beloved,” which is agapaō, and everybody knows that’s God’s special kind of love.

Now, if that didn’t put a little Sonshine in your day, you really need help.

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3 thoughts on “Accepted in the Beloved

    • Thanks Andy. It was especially timely for me because I’ve been quite depressed lately and unable to think clearly, probably because of sleep deprivation. I haven’t replaced my CPAP mask in years, and I’ve been waking up frequently. Today I have an appointment to replace that mask and hose, so hopefully that will improve my rest quality. How have you been?

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