God's Choice (Ephesians 1:3-6)
Paul begins Ephesians by calling us to praise God for his glorious grace. He gives us a God's-eye view of the gospel, taking the reader back to "before the foundation of the world." What does it mean that our salvation began before time began?
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love, he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.”
(Ephesians 1:3–6 ESV)