Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 3 Number 42 “Better Than a Rich Uncle!”
November 4, 2020
Karen’s Bible study journal contains her handwritten notes of things that she thought through as she read God’s Word. In typical Karen style, she wrote a few brief notes that I am so blessed and thrilled to share with you. These were written on March 13, 2013. Let me share the portion in which she was reading, and then I’ll share what she wrote.
“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have be saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:1-7). NKJV
Karen wrote: I was once separated from God. I was dead (2:1). I was disobedient as I was walking in the course of this world (2:2). I was deceived and was actually worthy of judgment (2:3).
BUT GOD Everything has changed.
His vastness (1:4a) He is rich. His resources are tremendous and never run out.
His mercy (1:4b). He is merciful. This mercy is demonstrated in His kindness that I do not deserve.
His greatness (1:4c). He is great. The best way to describe His greatness is to think of His muchness.
His goodness (1:4d). He loves us!
Michael’s observation: Ephesians 2:1-3 describe the desperate condition of all those who do not personally know the Lord Jesus as their Savior. When a person places his or her trust in Christ, a wonderful “BUT GOD” takes place. He demonstrates His vastness, mercy, greatness, and goodness. Some are wishing that they had a rich uncle. We believers have something far better. We have a rich Father!