I've caught up with you! YAY! I just memorized verses 10 & 11 today. I'm having a lot of fun doing this.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, by the will of God, to the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will - to the praise of His glorious grace; which He has freely given us in the One He loves. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. And He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment - to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according the plan of Him who works everything out in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His glory.
Now, I have no idea what the last verse means, the part where it says, "in order that we....might be for the praise of His glory". I don't really understand that line, any idea what it means?
For in Him we live and move and have our being. -Acts 17:28a
But sometimes faith's the brightest when you're not looking down. But when the fire fills your eyes and you see love is all around you.