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Ephesians 1:16 – thankful prayers

05-04-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

Therefore, I also, on hearing of this faith of yours in the Lord Jesus, and that for all the saints, do not cease~ giving thanks for you, making mention in my prayers…

Paul had heard very positive news about the ‘Ephesians’. The way people spoke about them, was in accordance with their belief in the Lord Jesus. It was no decoration, what they did was real. “Walk you talk”, that is what they did.

About the call of this believers is also said that they had that “for all of the saints”. The Word which lived in them, also worked out in them love “for all the saints”. So, independent of sympathy, origin, appearance or similar. The base of their love united them as ‘separated’ (=saints). One body, one spirit, one expectation, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all (Ephesians 4: 4-6).

Paul never stopped thank God for these people. He was so glad about the messages about them. But he also prayed for them. Because, there was so much more to discover, to realize and to experience…!