What Does Ephesians 1:17 Mean?

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.

Ephesians 1:17(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

Paul's ongoing and continuous prayer for all God's children is that we may grow in grace and wisdom. He prayed that we would increase in understanding and knowledge, and be granted greater illumination and spiritual revelation of our Father in heaven and His anointed Son, Jesus Christ, Who died for our sins and rose again the third day to give us His abundant life, according to the riches of His grace.

God began to reveal His glory and power to fallen man through His creation, and He started to unveil His gracious character through the holy Scriptures, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son Whom He appointed Heir of all things. And we are positioned in Christ and identified with Him.

God Himself is the source of all spiritual illumination and He is the subject of all spiritual revelation, but the indwelling Spirit of Christ is the channel through Whom the Holy Scriptures are unveiled to us. The Spirit of God enlightens the eyes of our heart, when we willingly submit to His leading and guidance, and when we depend upon Him in all things.

May we have ears to hear and eyes to see.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for my brothers and sister in Christ and that we have been saved by grace through faith in Him. Thank You that we are positioned in Christ and have the indwelling Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. May the eyes of our heart be enlightened so that we may know the hope to which we have been called and the riches of His glorious inheritance in us. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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