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To The Praise Of His Glory

Med#5: the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 1:6 the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

More PP’s (prepositional phrases). Consider verse 6 from the Amplified Bible:

“[So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favour and mercy), which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.”

Here, Jesus is referred to by the title ‘Beloved’; and the JPP (Jesus prepositional phrase) is ‘in the Beloved’. Generally, Ephesians 1:3-14 can be divided as follows: vv 3 to 6 about Father; vv 7 to 12 about Jesus; and vv 13 and 14 about Spirit. This works fine; it is these numerous JPP’s that kind of mess with this neat breakdown. Read and see for yourself. All of the Spiritual blessings mentioned, whether blessings from God, the Son, or the Spirit, are in, of, and through Jesus.

  1. Think about the phrase ‘to the praise’; literarily, how is ‘praise’ used?

  2. How do you define “grace”?

  3. How is grace bestowed on us?

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