June 29 – Ephesians 2:1-10


June 29 – Ephesians 2:1-10

Dear Father, we come before You in praise and with thanksgiving for You give us our ‘But God’ moments. You orchestrate our lives for Your glory. May we in our quiet time recognize You for who You are: our Lord God, the God of Israel.

First, do your own quiet time and 4R journaling.  When you are completed, come back here for the lesson.





Request God’s help

Read  Ephesian 2:1-10

Record a verse that stands out to you

Respond to God

But God is rich in mercy!

Once we were: dead in sin, we walked in sin, we were of the world, following the prince of the world.  We lived in the passions of the flesh, ruled by nature. We were doomed for complete death and destruction.

Do you remember what it felt like before you met Jesus?  Do you remember what your life was like? The bible is so full of examples of what life is like as a spiritually dead person.  Let’s take a peek and see what we can find.  In Romans 6:17 it says that we were once a slave to sin.  John 3:19-20 says we were lovers of darkness.  We were sick and in need of a physician (Mark 2:17), we were lost (Luke 15), under the power of darkness (Colossians 1:13), a child of wrath (Ephesians 2:3).  Oh, my!  We were NOT very godly at all whatsoever! How filthy we were!

But God

But God is rich in mercy!  God’s love for us is so great He made a way for us to be alive through Jesus!  His grace covering saves us from that certain death.

A commentator by the name of David Guzik described our before life like a dead person in a coffin. They would be quite comfy there because it was made for…. a dead person!  But put a living person in there, what would happen?  They’d literally try and claw their way out of there!  Once we were quite comfy in our sin, but as soon as we were covered by grace, we wanted to claw our way out of our old life as though it was the coffin deep underground.  We didn’t belong there!  We flee from our old sinful ways to God’s ways.

God’s motivation for reconciliation was His great love for us.  The world doesn’t love us, even when we were a part of the world. Nope, in fact the world hated us even then. Satan is actively looking for ways to keep people from the God he hates so much.  We are just pawns to him.

But God

But God loves us so passionately that His mercy is rich upon us.  His grace is sufficient.  Oh, how he loves us!!!! As we close our study today, may you continue your days knowing that above all else, God is a good, good God.  And that good, good God covers you under His wings and washes you in mercy.  Walk confidently in the knowledge that you are His, a child of God.  And may you be so richly blessed.

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”

Romans 8:1-2

(Further Reading: John 15:19; Romans 12:2; Titus 3:3)

Dear Lord, we praise You for You alone formed us, for in Jesus we find Salvation!  We thank You for the permanence of grace, that it cannot be ripped from us.

What’s next?

As the Spirit leads, in the comment section below, share what He has laid on your heart.

My Verse: Ephesians 2:4-5, “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved-”

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  • Sharon Gamble
    June 29, 2024 7:46 am

    Ephesians 2:4 “But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much,”

    Only You, Lord God, could look at our stubborn refusals to do good, our rebellious selfishness, and our blatant disregard of You – the One who made us … and still choose to save us from our ridiculous wayward selves. Your mercy is rich. Your love is enormous. And we are SO blessed to have been rescued by You!

    And then … Thank You not only for this salvation, but then for Your giving us purpose and design in our lives. For You declare us “masterpieces.” We are “created anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things (You) planned for us long ago (vs 10). Thank You, thank You, thank You. 💓


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