God’s Economy and Pleasure

Posted: 15 August, 2008 in Ponderings, Scriptures
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God's Economy and Pleasure, Walk on and celebrate the new year !

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.   Ephesians 1:3-14

God's Economy and Pleasure, The happy dance

God’s economy is His plan to carry out His eternal purpose in order to satisfy His heart’s desire. Ephesians 1:5 speaks of “the good pleasure of His will,” revealing to us that God has a good pleasure, a heart’s delight, something that makes Him happy. God is neither impassive nor void of feeling. His heart burns with the longing to gain an expression among the human race that will forever satisfy Him.

He was therefore willing to pay a tremendous price and, in Christ, undergo a costly process in order to pursue, attract, and win man for His economy. Thus, His attention is fixed and His heart set on the fulfillment of His economy.

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  1. cybeRanger says:

    Amen! God is well able to do exceeding abundantly above ALL we ask or think, according to the power that works within us 🙂

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