The Ephesian’s Faith
Why did Paul thank God for the Ephesian’s faith in Christ and their love towards the saints? Pastor Toph mentioned a book by D.A. Carson called Praying With Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation which gives us a great answer. He writes,” Because God is sovereign, Paul offers thanksgiving for God’s intervening, sovereign grace in the lives of his readers.” This is exactly what we saw in Ephesians 1:15-23. When Paul heard about the Ephesian’s faith and love he thanked God because faith and love are the work of God. This is tremendous news for us!
Are you hoping for someone in your life to come to faith in Christ and demonstrate love towards the body? You don’ have to bring it about by the power of your hand. It is the work of the Triune Sovereign God.