Reflections: Ephesians is one of my favourite Pauline epistles – I love the letter’s movement from identity through to the practical application of God’s Word in my life. Paul works here to show the progression of the Gospel in the lives of those who are now ‘in Christ’ and calls the hearers to remember who they were, in order to not forget who, they are now. It’s so easy to be complacent about where we are right now, but the Word of God can remind us of who we once were – strangers and alienated from God. But now, we have been brought near. Bought by the blood of Christ, we are being transformed into people with a different identity and destiny.
Question: What can you remember about who you were before you met God? In what ways has God redeemed or restored who you are?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I am so thankful for your work on the cross. The blood that you shed, the gap that you closed between me and God. Where once I was far off from you, I am reminded and thankful that I have been restored, reset and brought near to you by the power of your Spirit. Amen.