Third Reading: Pray
As you read this passage of scripture for the third time through, begin by spending a few moments in prayer thanking and praising God for His Holy Word. As you read, be prayerfully interacting with God about the text.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In him we were also chosen, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:4, 11, 12 NIV)
God put these three verses together as I read this chapter for the third time. Part of being chosen has to do with people praising God because of the way I live my life. More on this tomorrow.
What’s God saying to you?