Leslie, a follower of Christ Jesus by the grace of God,
To God’s holy people in America and around the world, the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now, wasn’t that better than, “Hi, everyone!”? I love when I can pray scripture over my children and those who have requested prayer. Beginning a missive with Paul’s words, adds a depth and richness that my own words usually lack.
If you have accepted my challenge to memorize Ephesians with me, I hope you are learning the first few verses. Since verse 3 was short, I went ahead and memorized it Wednesday with the first two verses of chapter one. Today, I am learning verses four through six.
Paul didn’t write his letters with verses in mind, so some of his sentences encompass a few verses. Apparently, the first scholars to divide the books into chapters and verses had trouble deciding where some prepositional phrases should go, so I grouped these three verses together to complete his train of thought.
Remember that God “has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ,” so have a very blessed day!