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Verse of the Day (June 6, 2020)

Verse of the Day (June 6, 2020) #BMSeminary – In Paul’s second prayer for the Ephesians (cf. 1:15–19), he asks the Father for power through the Spirit so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. This is one of the epistle’s many references to the Trinity (cf. 1:13–14; 2:18, 20–22: 3:14–17; 4:4–6; 5:18–20; 6:10–18). Our lives would be richer if the doctrine of the Trinity did more to inform our prayers, our praise, and our Christian practice. We are saved from first to last by the triune God—the Father planning salvation, the Son accomplishing salvation, and the Spirit applying salvation. Paul’s main petition is for Spirit-given strength in our inner being (v. 16). The specific nature of this strength is the ability to comprehend the incomprehensible love of Christ (vv. 18–19). We will not be fully mature until this love is planted in our hearts. We will not live as God’s holy ones until we know that we are first of all his beloved ones. We will not treat our neighbors with mercy until we apprehend Christ’s mercy toward us. We do not know anything about Christianity until we know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. [Gospel Transformation Study Bible]

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