God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time, he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
Insight: In the above scripture, Paul was reaffirming God’s divine plan with the church at Ephesus, and it stands as an encouragement for us today. God chose you; He has a plan for you, His timing is perfect, and He doesn’t make mistakes. When you choose to accept Christ as your Lord and Savior, your sins are forgiven, and you can find joy in knowing you are part of God’s great and perfect plan.
Prayer: Lord as we navigate this life with its unexpected changes, let us have hope in knowing that you have a plan for our lives. We thank you for your gift of salvation and eternal life that was paid for by the blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Help us always to be an encouragement to others on this journey as Paul was to the church at Ephesus. In Jesus name, Amen.