Happy Monday Saints.
Ephesians 1:6-7 “HE HAS MADE US ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED. IN HIM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, ACCORDING TO THE RICHES OF HIS GRACE.” We are saved by grace through faith.
Through the blood of Christ, we have been redeemed and forgiven of all our sins. And now, we have been ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED.
We all long to be loved and accepted. Many struggle all their lives to find unconditional love and acceptance from others. But God offers both FREELY.
There is nothing that you can do to prevent God from loving you. And if you believe that Jesus is Lord, then His precious blood and supreme sacrifice have made you ACCEPTED (past tense). As Christians, we are not trying to become accepted and we aren’t waiting to be accepted one day in the future.
In Christ, God has MADE US ACCEPTED. The Greek word translated ‘ACCEPTED’ means to be indued with special honour, to be accepted and highly favoured.
That’s how God sees you IN CHRIST. To see ourselves as anything less is to undervalue and minimise all that Jesus accomplished on the cross.
Jesus is the personification of AMAZING GRACE. We haven’t done, and we could never do anything to deserve being ACCEPTED by God. But JESUS… hallelujah… in Him, we can rest from trying so hard to be accepted, and humbly enjoy the honour and favour that we now have IN CHRIST.
Have an awesome week celebrating the Lord’s amazing grace and His acceptance of you in the Beloved.
God bless and lots’a love, Warren.