Experiencing Christ

God Speaks Well of Us

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ, (4) Even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blemish before Him in love,

The Greek word for blessed means well spoken of, praised with adoration; and the Greek word for blessing means good speech, good utterance, implying bounty and benefit. Used with respect to God, this blessing is a laudation, a genuine praise, even a praise to God on the highest level. Paul uses this word to speak well concerning God, to utter fine praise, even beautiful praise, to Him.

The God whom we bless has blessed us. God’s well-speaking concerning us encompasses the entire New Testament. In the New Testament God speaks well regarding us. The entire New Testament is filled with God’s beautiful speech concerning us. If you want to hear God’s well-speaking, you need to read the New Testament and say amen to every aspect of it. He chose us before the foundation of the world. Amen. He chose us to be holy and without blemish. Amen.

We bless God, because God has blessed us. Because He has spoken so well concerning us, we return the well-speaking to Him. For example, when we read about [God’s choosing, we should say, “God, how I thank You that You chose me. You chose to come into me. Because You are in me, I have your holy nature, and I am becoming holy like You. God, how I thank You for this!”] To speak like this is to return the well-speaking to Him. Thus, He blesses you, and you bless Him. After listening to God’s well-speaking concerning us, we are qualified to speak well of Him.

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