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Ephesians 3:20-21 (JDV)

Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that achieves things in us –

Ephesians 3:21 to him be glory in the congregation and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ages and ages. Amen.

pipe dream

Paul’s prayer that the Ephesian Christians be filled with all the fullness of God might seem like a pipe dream: an impossible expectation. But Paul concludes his prayer with a confident declaration of God’s ability to do more than what we can think to ask.

This section alone looks like a doxology – as if Paul meant to conclude his letter here. But it actually serves as a transition to the practical section of the letter where Paul will be urging the Ephesians to live up to the prayer.

Lord, make us confident of God’s ability to change us, and willing to participate in the change without resistance.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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