He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will,
Cross ReferencesLuke 12:32
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.
When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord, and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.
And those He predestined He also called, those He called He also justified, those He justified He also glorified.
In Him we were also chosen as God's own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will,
For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good pleasure.
For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him,
and was affirmed by God through signs, wonders, various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His will.
Chapter Outline1. After Paul's salutation,
3. and thanksgiving for the Ephesians,
4. he treats of our election,
6. and adoption by grace;
11. which is the true and proper fountain of man's salvation.
13. And because the height of this mystery cannot be easily attained unto,
16. he prays that they may come to the full knowledge and possession thereof in Christ.
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Romans 8:29, 30
Jeremiah 3:4, 19
Romans 8:14-17, 23
2 Corinthians 6:18
Galatians 4:5, 6
1 John 3:1
Ephesians 1:9, 11
1 Corinthians 1:1, 21
2 Thessalonians 1:11
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