United To Blessings — Spiritual Blessings, Ephesians 1:3

Paul begins Ephesians with a long song of praise to God, for praise is what is meant by the word “blessed.” God is to be blessed. Paul aims to worship. His song starts here and ends, without stopping, at the fourteenth verse. So Ephesians opens with a run-on sentence of praise. Paul is clearly in love with God, praising and blessing and worshipping His glorious name.

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The Author, Ephesians 1:1-2

Paul was custom made by God to bridge the Old Testament Scriptures to the New Testament church. He was called “the apostle to the Gentiles.” Billions of non-Jews have been blessed by his life and words. Aided by the Holy Spirit, He traveled and wrote extensively. Peter was God's instrument to open the door of faith to the Gentile world, but once it was opened, Paul ran through it, carrying the message of Christ to the known world. He was relentless.

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