Thursday, August 22
Today's reading: Ephesians 2:1-10
Ephesians 2:1-10 is arguably one of the most well-known and often used passages to present and explain salvation. The portion of this passage quoted most frequently is found in verses 8-9, and what a powerful message those two verses deliver. But as I read Ephesians 2:1-10 today, my eyes kept coming back to verses 4-5 because of the descriptive view they provide of God and His incredible plan of salvation.
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ---by grace you have been saved . . ."
When I'm out taking a long walk or running, I listen to Christian music. One of the songs on my playlist is Big Daddy Weave's "Alive." I've included a link to the music video below. It's all about the message of Ephesians 2, and the video even starts out showing Ephesians 2:4. I encourage you to take four minutes to watch and listen to this song today. It will stir your heart and inspire you to worship, and who doesn't need that? Enjoy!!
What stood out most to you about God from this passage, and why? What does this passage reveal about our human nature, our need for God and our purpose on earth? Tami
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