The Riches of God's grace
The riches of his grace. Eph. 1:7
The book of Ephesians is full of those blessings which the apostle invites us to remember, and on this day of Thanksgiving, how better to spend our time than to contemplate such riches? God – Father, Son, and Spirit – has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. He has blessed us with blessings that are infinitely superior to any merely earthly gift. And not only that, but he is infinitely generous with his gifts. Over and over again the apostle speaks of God’s riches. “The riches of his grace” (1:7); “the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints” (1:18); “God, who is rich in mercy” (2:4); “the riches of his grace in his kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (2:7); “the unsearchable riches of Christ” (3:8); “the riches of his glory” (3:16). No believer is a beggar in Christ. God has lavished his gifts upon us with unbounded kindness.
Our earthly fortunes may wax and wane. Our earthly riches may come and go. Our health will eventually give way. But there is no time in the believer’s life when any one of these spiritual blessings are not true. The one who is in Christ is always accepted and loved, and forgiven. We always have a reason to hope. The life that God has given to us can never be taken away. The word of God is always true and reliable. And so we, of all people, have a reason to be thankful. Remember God’s goodness toward you and do not forget. And let our thankfulness be appropriate to the blessings we have received.