Begin by rereading Ephesians chapter 3. Does anything new stand out to you? What truths are reinforced? What truths do you need more faith to believe? What truths do you need to put into practice today?
In Ephesians 3:1–6, we learned about the mystery of Christ—that through the grace of God, Jews and Gentiles have come together to form one, new body under Christ, the head. In verse 2, Paul shared his duty to “administer ‘God’s grace’ which was given to him.” If you have received God’s grace, who has He put in your life to administer His grace to? How can you pass on His grace to others today?
Least of All the Saints
Ephesians 3:12 refers to Christ, “in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.” Through faith in Christ, believers have the ability to access God. Not only to freely access Him, but to approach Him with confidence. We can approach the God of the universe with confidence because Christ covers our sin and brokenness. Praise God! Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” How do you approach God? Is it with confidence? Is it freely? How can you believe that through our faith in Christ, we can approach God confidently? What would it look like for you to confidently draw near to God’s throne of grace and receive His mercy today?
Paul’s prayer, not only for the Ephesians but for all believers, was for strength, for God to dwell in our hearts as the center of our lives, and for supernatural understanding to know and experience Christ’s love. Go back to Ephesians 3:14–19 and pray this prayer for your brothers and sisters in Christ, for the church, for yourself, for your friends, for your family, for those people in your life who do not know God, and for those who have never heard about God.
Do you believe God “is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think?” Do you believe God “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine?” Why or why not? Why might this be difficult to believe? How has God shown you that this statement is true? Think about your life, your relationship with God, your family, your relationships, your job, your goals. In what ways would you like God to do abundantly more than you could ever imagine or ask for in these areas? Today, take some time to ask God to do immeasurably more for you. This is His heart for you—He wants to give you Himself and bless you with His purposes for your life. It might not always look the way we want it to, but in the end, we can trust that He is good and His ways for us are the best.
In Ephesians chapter 3, which truth has affected you the most and why?
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