May 17, 2021 – Ephesians 1: 15-23 – Our God is Greater

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Today’s reading is from Ephesians 1: 15-23:

15 I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18 so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. 20 God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. 22 And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Today we continue the theme that we saw begin in the first part of Ephesians.  Our God is great!  Look at the language Paul uses to describe the greatness of Jesus today: 

Immeasurable greatness 

Works of great power 

Above all rule, authority and power and dominion 

All things under His (Jesus’) feet

Head of the church 

Wow!  We see the greatness of our God in this passage. We see today that Jesus rules with the authority and power of His Father, He is the head of all things, including His Body, the Church.  He is over all things and rules all things.  

Ephesians is going to remind us again, again, and again about how great our God is.  Some often we look more to our problems, our worries, and our troubles instead of looking up at the greatness of our God.  

I have always loved this quote from Dorthy Sayers – “We have very efficiently pared the claws of the Lion of Judah, certifying Him “meek and mild,” and recommended Him as a fitting household pet for pale curates and pious ladies.”  Jesus is great and strong and powerful. We forget that because we do not look up.  We have eyes for earth instead of eyes for heaven.  

Today, look up.  No matter what you are going through, our God is greater.  You can trust in His power, His might, His strength, you can trust in Him today.  He is greater.  All things are under His feet.  All things!  

Tomorrow, we’ll look at Ephesians 2: 1-10.  

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