EPHESIANS 1:15-18A THE FATHER OF GLORY, MAY GIVE TO YOU THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM

19Sep

Eph 1:15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened;

 The Christian Life has 2 dimensions:

  • Faith towards God -Trust
  • Love towards Men - Obey

Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God and your neighbor

Paul knew these two things were the just the tip of the iceberg

Notice Paul’s prayer, same as in all the prison epistles.

It is not for health, wealth, or material things

He prays for spiritual perception and real Christian character.

  1. He Prays first of all for spiritual wisdom and revelation

The Holy Spirit is the one who reveals all spiritual wisdom

But you cannot hear from the Holy Spirit if you have not opened your heart to hear

Mt 13:13 Jesus said Seeing they see not and hearing they hear not

2.     Second, He prays they may know God, not only as Savior, but as Father friend and guide

Psalms 63:1 O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water.

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; For when Your judgments are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

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